LA schools count 51,000 homeless students. They fear the problem is even worse

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The LA County Office of Education’s definition of homelessness includes youth who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. They say 51,287 homeless youth are in the county. Photo by Shutterstock.

Kids living in unstable housing are considered homeless by LA public schools. The data reveals that hundreds of thousands of people in LA are on the brink of being unhoused.

Once a month, members of the East Side Riders club distribute food to unhoused Angelenos along their cycling route. The group has evolved since John Jones III founded it in 2008. 

The homelessness crisis remains a sore subject in LA — as revealed in backlash to a recent tweet by Gustavo Arellano.