KPCC: Homeless Shelters

Number 28235
Subject Homelessness
Source KPCC - 89.3
Year 2018
Publication Date May 9, 2018
Summary L.A. has the largest population of unsheltered homeless people in the country. Local officials are looking to massively expand shelter space--but KPCC found thousands of existing beds sit empty each night. Why? Our investigation turned up troubling safety and sanitation issues in shelters, as well as a regulatory system ill-equipped to make improvements, let alone manage a successful shelter expansion.
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Keywords KPCC, Los Angeles, homelessness, homeless shelters, safety, sanitation, regulations, expansion
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