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Friday, December 21, 2012

LA Times article indicates rate of homelessness down in LA County -- LB Needs to Make Issue with HUD

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Current Seal of the County of Los Angeles, California (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A current article in the LA Times ( indicates that the number of homeless has decreased in Los Angeles County due in large part to aggressive programs that have helped them find permanent housing.

When Long Beach applied for the surplus Army property at Willow and Grand, HUD required that the City accommodate homeless services because of the number of homeless in our area and county. That was 6 years ago.

I have asked city management to call HUD and argue that since homelessness has decreased, so has the need for programs and therefore the City should be able to use Schroeder Army Hall for its east side police substation without having to accommodate a homeless program as a requirement.

Let's see what happens.
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