The Issues

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  • 57,794 people in Los Angeles live without shelter.

  • Of that total, 8,529 are children under 18.

  • The number of homeless women in Los Angeles has increased 55 percent since 2013.

  • California ranks 48th in child homelessness (where the rank of 1 is lowest and 50 is highest).

  • In Los Angeles, rent-restricted apartments for lower-income families can cost more than $977 a month. The average market-rate rent for a regular apartment in Los Angeles is $2,108 a month, according to the California Housing Partnership.

  • More than 1,000 people contact Alexandria House EACH MONTH looking for emergency housing. Although we encourage people in need to call 211 or contact the Family Solutions Center, the reality is that there are not enough units to help all who are in need.

 

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