Homeless Rate is 15x Higher in L.A. Than New York


Combined, Los Angeles and New York account for 40.46 percent of the nation’s homeless population, according to data from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness. Yet while only 5 percent of New York City’s homeless population lack access to shelter, in Los Angeles, about 75 percent are left on the streets. Los Angeles spends less than other major cities on its homeless population in general. An April 2018 auditor report found that, while New York City allocates roughly $17,000 per homeless resident, to Los Angeles $5,000.


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