LA city, county pass sweeping plans against homelessness

Feb 9, 2016 6:34 PM by News Staff

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles city and county officials have approved sweeping plans to deal with homelessness at a cost of billions over a decade.

The City Council's strategic plan calls for providing more housing and funding programs designed to keep people off the streets in the first place. The city has around 25,000 homeless - more than half the total in LA County.

The city still has to work out funding for the estimated $100 million a year it wants to dedicate to fighting homelessness.

Meanwhile, county supervisors on Tuesday passed their own anti-homelessness plan in coordination with the city. It includes not only subsidized housing but coordination of efforts involving many agencies and programs to prevent homelessness.

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