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Outreach Is Key To Ending Homelessness In Los Angeles. Here's How It Happens

Eric Montoya (right) and Dr. Absalon Galat (left) work outreach in the Sepulveda Dam basin, in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley
Outreach worker Eric Montoya (right) and Dr. Absalon Galat (left) approach a makeshift shelter in the Sepulveda Dam basin, in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley

Every day, hundreds of people in Los Angeles County work homeless outreach — building relationships with homeless residents, and working with them individually to enroll in programs and services already available for help. It’s a major part of LA’s anti-homelessness efforts, but they can’t end homelessness on their own, as KPCC’s housing reporter Matt Tinoco reports.