Gimme Shelter: Housing the Homeless in LA

More than 27,000 people are homeless in Los Angeles. The problem is getting worse. In a special live event, Madeleine Brand looks at how we got here, what at-risk people are doing to keep off the streets, and what big ideas exist to effectively tackle the crisis.


  • Peter Lynn - Executive Director, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) 
  • Laura Estrada - U.S. Naval Veteran, formerly homeless 
  • Mike Alvidrez - Chief Executive Officer, Skid Row Housing Trust 
  • Tanya Tull - Founder & President, Partnering for Change 
  • Jose Huizar - City Councilmember 
  • Andrew “Andy” J. Bales - CEO, Union Rescue Mission