Report: L.A. County Has Housed Over 20,000 People Through Measure H
With the help of a 2017 voter-approved ballot measure, a new report concludes that Los Angeles County has been able to get nearly 21,000 homeless people off the streets.
The latest report from the L.A. County Homeless Initiative says 7,400 homeless people in L.A. County are now in permanent housing. Another 13,524 are in temporary or bridge housing also funded by Measure H.
Measure H increased the sales tax by a quarter-cent in order to raise an estimated $355 million annually for homeless services over the next 10 years. The latest report, county officials said, is further proof of its success.