LA's Low Shelter Numbers

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December 5, 2018

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The number of homeless people far exceeds the number of shelter beds in Los Angeles County. This greatly differs from other major cities within the US. While the county receives a lot of aid for homeless assistance, most of the money is caught up in courts. The money is there but people don’t want to spend it. Why is LA, a county with a reputation for social programs not offering the basic need of shelter to its residents?