LOS ANGELES, CA – Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis today issued the following statement regarding the 2022 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA):

“This year, due to redistricting, I welcomed new areas of the City of Los Angeles into the First District, which resulted in a correspondingly large increase in the number of people experiencing homelessness in my district. I have already begun to work on solutions to homelessness in those areas through the development of a Skid Row Action Plan, the Every Women Housed initiative, and a new Project Homekey site opening in East Hollywood. I have also made more County funding available to smaller cities in the region. County funds have helped to expand the homeless housing capacity in the San Gabriel Valley by investing in the construction of new housing and/or supporting operations at El Monte’s Project Homekey, Baldwin Park and Montebello Tiny Homes projects, and the family interim housing program in Pomona. I am proud of those accomplishments and will continue to work in partnership with all the cities in the First District to increase resources for housing and homelessness in the region.

I am particularly concerned with the growing number of Latinos experiencing homelessness in the County. Last year, I authored a motion to increase support for undocumented individuals and immigrants experiencing homelessness, and I am working with LAHSA on the findings from that report. It is imperative that the County better understand and address the root causes that are driving increases in Latino homelessness. To that end, I am committed to working with the Latino community, our County departments, and LAHSA to address this issue.”

To view the 2022 homeless count data, click here.