NOVEMBER 27, 2018  |  Matt Tinoco

The L.A. County Board of Supervisors has unanimously passed universal health and safety standards for homeless shelters.

Each night, thousands of shelter beds in Los Angeles go unused, even though tens of thousands of people fall asleep outside. It’s a mismatch that prompted KPCC to investigate conditions in shelters earlier this year.

 

Sheila:

As we expand our interim housing, we want to make sure that the buildings reflect the standards we’ve set for achieving our goal of stabilizing the lives of those experiencing homelessness and assisting them in their journey toward permanent homes.

We’re expanding interim beds quickly, and we need to ensure quality as well as quantity.