Policy Solutions to Combat the the Growing Homelessness Crisis
In order to create lasting solutions, it is essential to explore potential strategies that will help unhoused people and prevent the homelessness problem from worsening.
One potential solution is to increase access to affordable, permanent housing. Los Angeles has among the highest rental prices in the nation, making it increasingly difficult for people to find stable and safe housing. Low-income housing options or rental assistance programs could help reduce the cost of living and make it easier for homeless people to find more affordable housing.
Additionally, providing resources for mental health and substance abuse treatment will be vital to finding a long-term solution. Many homeless individuals are unable to access needed services due to a lack of resources and funding. By investing in mental health services, we can help those with existing conditions receive the help they need, preventing more people from becoming and remaining homeless due to addiction or mental illness.