Fighting COVID-19 means fighting homelessness

The Los Angeles City Council approved to endorse Bill 71 by Assemblywoman Luz Rivas

Homelessness in Los Angeles is a crisis that has been allowed to grow for decades and has been made worse by COVID-19. If we do not act today, it will be increasingly serious.

In July 2019, prior to COVID-19, Governor Newsom appointed the new Regional Advisory Council on Homelessness, a coalition of elected officials and state nonprofit leaders. This advisory body charts a path to reduce homelessness, improve access to mental health services and shelters, and lower costs, while increasing housing options.