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March 16, 2023, 3:40 PM

LA Chips Away at Homeless Crisis Driven by High Housing Costs

Laura Curtis
Laura Curtis
Bloomberg News

Mayor Karen Bass said Los Angeles is set to move about 4,000 people off the streets in her first 100 days, making a small dent in a homeless crisis that billions in spending has failed to quell.

Bass, speaking to reporters from City Hall on Wednesday, said she’s teamed up with government agencies and service providers to cut through the bureaucracy that’s hobbled progress in the past. The “game changer is the coordination across city and county departments,” she said.

The city has a long way to go to stem a crisis that’s spiraled even as voters have backed raising ...