In 2018, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti proposed to open a homeless shelter in each of the city’s council districts.

18 months and $200 million later, 20 facilities are up and running, but most who enter the shelters return to the streets.…
Garcetti’s plan, called A Bridge to Home, promised to move people on the streets into permanent housing and improve the communities around the shelters with enhanced policing and increased sanitation services.…
Of nearly 1,500 people in the shelters, only 15% moved on to permanent housing. Two-thirds either went back to the street or left without saying where they were going.…
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Garcetti acknowledges disappointments but said A Bridge Home has begun to fill a gap in the city’s homeless housing options and will improve with time.…
Read more about A Bridge to Home from @boreskes and @latdoug…

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