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County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl shares the latest on LA's housing vouchers

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File: A homeless man fixes his tent along a street in Los Angeles, California on February 9, 2016.
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A homeless man fixes his tent along a street in Los Angeles, California on February 9, 2016. / AFP / AND Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl talks about the status of housing vouchers, and whether there might be an alternative way to put roofs over people’s heads.

Los Angeles County has one of the largest homeless populations in the country, and its only getting bigger.

A recent count puts the number of people on the street, or in shelters,  at almost 47,000. Government-subsidized housing vouchers is one solution for putting a roof over someone's head, but in a highly charged real-estate market with soaring rents,  these vouchers don't go very far. 

LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl works with the housing authority on this issue. She joined the show to talk about the status of theses vouchers, and whether there might be an alternative way to put roofs over people’s heads.

If you are a landlord interested in this program, please call The Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles at (626) 586-1572 or email LandlordVIP@HACola.org.

To listen to the full interview, click on the blue audio player above.

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