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Board of Supervisors to vote on historic homeless initiative--what’s different this time

A homeless woman pushes her cart full of belongings along a street in Los Angeles, California on August 25, 2015. According to a report released today by the Economic Roundtable, a nonprofit research group in Los Angeles, some 13,000 people tumble into homelessness every month in Los Angeles County, where the latest official count of the homeless found 44,000 people living along county streets during a three-day period in January, a increase of 12%  in two years.  AFP PHOTO /FREDERIC J.BROWN        (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
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A homeless woman pushes her cart full of belongings along a street in Los Angeles, California.

For months the LA County Board of Supervisors and LA’s City Council have been going back and forth on a series of homeless initiatives to address the region’s fast growth of homelessness.

For months the LA County Board of Supervisors and LA’s City Council have been going back and forth on a series of homeless initiatives to address the region’s fast growth of homelessness.

Tomorrow, they’ll be asked to approve the Homeless Initiative plan, a far-reaching umbrella including 47 recommended strategies to reduce homelessness. Despite the plan’s proposed $150 million tab, some homeless advocates say it won’t provide enough immediate relief.

We'll look into the plan’s priorities and costs, and where that money will come from.

Guests:

Sheila Kuehl, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors representing District 3, which includes the San Fernando Valley, the Westside of Los Angeles and coastal areas between Venice and the Ventura County Line. She is a former California State Senator

Rev. Andy Bales, CEO of Union Rescue Mission in downtown LA’s Skid Row

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