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The City of Los Angeles Agrees to Spend $3 Billion on Homeless Housing to Settle Lawsuit

The City of Los Angeles will spend up to $3 billion over the next five years to develop as many as 16,000 beds or housing units for the homeless, under a settlement announced today of a long-running lawsuit.

The settlement with the LA Alliance for Human Rights does not include Los Angeles County, which is also a defendant in the lawsuit. But city officials said the county will be responsible for providing services and housing for homeless individuals with serious mental illness, substance-use issues or chronic physical illnesses.

City leaders said the county must provide services for that segment of the homeless population, since it has the medical and social-work facilities to do so — while the city does not.

Read the source article at theeastsiderla.com

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