How to Help the Skid Row Homeless

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Protesters gathered this morning on Skid Row to express their anger at the police shooting of a homeless man known as Africa. The LA Times identified his real name as Charley Robinet. He was killed after scuffling with several police officers on Sunday. The shooting has once again brought the spotlight on Skid Row and the plight of the homeless in Los Angeles. We take a look at what the city’s doing to help the mentally ill and move the chronically homeless off Skid Row and whether there’s any new hope in an approach known as “housing first.”

Credits

Guest:
Andy Bales - Union Rescue Mission - @abales

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Jolie Myers, Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Christian Bordal