I was pleased to offer my comments to AOL's Newsquake about Joel John Roberts' LA Homeless Blog. Joel continues to hold our feet to the fire, and I'm proud to work with him to address Los Angeles' homelessness crisis. From Newsquake:
Another significant difference between New York and Los Angeles: available shelters. An NYC ordinance dating back to the 1980s requires that the city provide a bed for every single homeless person. It's estimated that 35,000 New Yorkers sleep in shelters every night. By comparison, Los Angeles County has only an estimated 17,000 shelter beds to serve the 90,000 homeless living in its entire county.Read the whole thing.