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Los Angeles Homelessness Rising Faster Than National Rate

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Though the problem is daunting to officials in the County of Los Angeles, a homelessness task force is aiming to creating solutions for 48,000 people living on LA streets.

“We believe that with the release of this plan, we now have a blueprint to end chronic homelessness and veteran homelessness,” said Christine Marge, director of housing for the United Way of Greater Los Angeles in the New York Times.

Says Nan Roman, president of the National Alliance to End Homelessness, in the New York Times, “If we want to end homelessness in this country, we have to do something about L.A.; it is the biggest nut...It has more homeless people than anyplace else.”