L.A.’s homeless count nearly doubled in six years

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zh/zhgy17iiot8wrtz8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>The number of those living in the streets and shelters of the city of L.A. and most of the county surged 75% &mdash; to roughly 55,000 from about 32,000 &mdash; in the last six years.
But the crisis has been decades in the making. If homelessness continues to escalate at current rates, it will swamp even the best efforts.

Despite declaring homelessness in the city an 'emergency' and committing drastically increased funds to housing and services, Los Angeles is failing to improve the lives of its unsheltered citizens.

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