Cities Are Trying to Build Permanent Solutions to Homelessness
Homelessness in Los Angeles County, California, USA soared 23 percent between 2016 and 2017: Nearly 58,000 people were living on the streets as of January last year. That uptick turned the spotlight onto the county's housing strategies to permanently house those in need. As homelessness rises in many parts of the world, Los Angeles, Perth, Australia and many other cities are taking a "housing-first" approach. Governments are launching programs to permanently place individuals in homes instead of temporary shelters.