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Homelessness: When Data Doesn’t Match the Public Perception

Ryan P. Dalton
Oct 29, 2019 · 7 min read

Los Angeles, along with much of the urban west, is experiencing a growing crisis in homelessness. As of last count, there are roughly 36,000 people experiencing homelessness in the city of Los Angeles — nearly 1% of the city’s population.

One of the most powerful tools available for understanding this crisis is outreach. By speaking directly to people…