A Survey of L.A. Voters Found…
view homelessness as a serious problem.
Only 1/3 think L.A. County is moving in the right direction.
call homelessness an “emergency situation” requiring a break with longstanding practices to solve.
Homelessness is the number-one issue for L.A. County Voters
Very Serious Problem
Over 1/3rd of respondents reported that either they or someone they know experienced homelessness or housing insecurity in the past year.
Respondents that have experienced housing insecurity in the past year
Respondents that know someone who has experienced housing insecurity in the past year
Respondents that do not know someone who has experienced housing insecurity in the past year
Almost half of respondents reported that they believe homelessness is primarily a result of a lack of affordable housing and wages that aren’t keeping up with the cost of living.
Individual Actions and Decisions
Lack of Affordable Housing and Wages
Some of Both
When presented with the trade-offs (e.g., long-term housing takes much longer vs. short-term housing doesn’t solve the long-term problem), voters are split (39% to 39%) on solutions.
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