Shocking new photos lay bear the devastating homeless crisis tormenting downtown LA – where filthy ramshackle tent cities are plagued by zombie-like residents smoking drugs, while others hawk stolen goods on street corners.
There are currently an estimated 42,260 people sleeping rough in the City of Angels – a startling 10 percent rise compared to just last year, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority reported.
Just this week, it emerged that the city had resorted to sending mobile teams with oxygen cylinders to Skid Row in a desperate bid to prevent overdoses amid its crippling opioid crisis. Workers from the non profit Homeless Health Care Los Angeles are now patrolling the streets among snaking lines of makeshift dwellings where homeless people can be seen sleeping among the few belongings they own – as others in dire health inject or smoke illicit substances.
The number of homeless people in LA has more than doubled in the past decade.
There was a 9 percent rise in homelessness in Los Angeles County between 2022 and 2023, with the unhoused population now totaling 75,518 people, according to the latest data from the LAHSA.
The city of Los Angeles saw an estimated 10 percent rise to a total of 46,260 people.
LA Mayor Karen Bass was recently met with hisses and boos at a meeting about housing the homeless in the city as seen in videos posted to social media.
Councilwoman Katy Yaroslavsky, who represents LA City Council District 5, proposed an interim housing project on LA’s Westside, which elicited fury among the residents attending the meeting.
The aim is for the project to be set up on an ‘underutilized city-owned parking lot at the intersection of Pico Blvd. and Midvale Ave.’
‘It will add desperately needed interim beds to the Fifth Council District’s homeless housing supply,’ Yaroslavsky said…Source – Read More!