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Report: City Needs More Shelter Beds for Winter
January 13, 2016
City and county agencies need to do more to help the thousands of people in the Los Angeles area who lack shelter during this winter's El Nino storms, the county's civil grand jury concluded in a report released last week. The panel's report says plans submitted last fall by the area's largest cities, including Los Angeles, are ``unconscionable and grossly inadequate'' in sheltering those who are forced to live on the streets. The grand jury is ``very concerned that the 2,772 shelter and surge capacity beds planned by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority is just a fraction of the number necessary to shelter homeless people in severe weather,'' the report states. ... read more »

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