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February 10, 2016

Los Angeles to Spend $100 Million to Combat Homelessness

The Los Angeles City Council approved a plan to spend $100 million this year to better serve, and reduce, its homeless population, The New York Times reports.

Council members also committed to spending nearly $2 billion during the next decade on affordable housing. 

A count conducted last year found that the city has 44,000 homeless people, the largest chronic homeless population in the country, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development.  

The plan includes appointing a city homeless coordinator and creating a network of public restrooms and showers.