Homelessness has shot up in California and elsewhere on the West Coast over the past two years, a federal report said Wednesday, as rising rents and other housing pressures forced more people from the margins onto the street.
California’s homeless population went up 14 percent, to 134,278 — the most by far of any state, and representing 31 percent of all the homeless people in the U.
Complaints are rising in California and other states about improper evictions and discharges. Advocates say some patients end up in cheap hotels, homeless, or back in the hospital.
The study projects LA rents will rise 4.5 percent next year The homeless population in Los Angeles swelled last year, and a new study by Zillow finds that if rents keep increasing, many more people will be pushed onto the streets, r...
The homeless population in Orange County grew by 5% during the past two years, as rising rents pushed more people into the streets, officials said Friday.
West Coast cities report an uptick in homeless deaths as a result of the affordable housing crisis that has forced thousands of people onto the streets.