Informing Innovative Policy Solutions to Address L.A.'s Dual Crises

Homelessness is a serious problem in Los Angeles, but there is a lack of accurate data on the number and characteristics of individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness. To better inform the development of effective homelessness policy, RAND launched an effort to gather data on people experiencing homelessness in areas of Los Angeles with historically high concentrations of street homelessness or recent increases in street encampments.

In this RAND Remote conversation, RAND experts Sarah Hunter, Jason Ward, and Rick Garvey discuss their new report that shares findings from data collected among the unsheltered in Los Angeles neighborhoods including Hollywood, Skid Row, and Venice. The talk is moderated by Christine Lanoie-Newman, Senior Managing Executive Director of Development at RAND.

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