L.A. Sees Another Rise in Homelessness, Garcetti Reacts

Homelessness increased in the last year, it’s up 5.7 percent in Los Angeles County, up 11 percent in the City of LA. Visible homelessness, people living in tents, encampments, and in their cars, has more than doubled in the county since 2013. Veteran homelessness, however, is down. That’s all according to findings released this week by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, based on research conducted in January 2016. Mayor Eric Garcetti pledged to end veteran homelessness in the city and has made homelessness a central issue during his tenure.