LA mayor hopeful Bass wants to house 15,000 people in first year, end encampments in first term

Los Angeles mayoral candidate Congresswoman Karen Bass talks about her policy position on homelessness during a news conference at the closed St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles, Friday, Jan 14, 2022. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

Los Angeles mayoral candidate Congresswoman Karen Bass talks about her policy position on homelessness during a news conference at the closed St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles, Friday, Jan 14, 2022. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

Los Angeles mayoral candidate Congresswoman Karen Bass talks about her policy position on homelessness during a news conference at the closed St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles, Friday, Jan 14, 2022. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

Los Angeles mayoral candidate Congresswoman Karen Bass talks about her policy position on homelessness during a news conference at the closed St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles, Friday, Jan 14, 2022. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

Los Angeles mayoral candidate Congresswoman Karen Bass talks about her policy position on homelessness during a news conference at the closed St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles, Friday, Jan 14, 2022. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

Los Angeles mayoral candidate Congresswoman Karen Bass talks about her policy position on homelessness during a news conference at the closed St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles, Friday, Jan 14, 2022. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

Los Angeles mayoral candidate Congresswoman Karen Bass talks about her policy position on homelessness during a news conference at the closed St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles, Friday, Jan 14, 2022. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

Los Angeles mayoral candidate Congresswoman Karen Bass talks about her policy position on homelessness during a news conference at the closed St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles, Friday, Jan 14, 2022. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

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Los Angeles mayoral candidate Congresswoman Karen Bass talks about her policy position on homelessness during a news conference at the closed St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles, Friday, Jan 14, 2022. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

Los Angeles mayoral candidate Congresswoman Karen Bass talks about her policy position on homelessness during a news conference at the closed St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles, Friday, Jan 14, 2022. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

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Rep. Karen Bass, who is running to be Los Angeles mayor, unveiled her homelessness plan on Friday Jan. 14, in which she set a goal of housing 15,000 people in her first year in office, and characterizing homelessness in Los Angeles as a “public health crisis” that needed to be addressed with the urgency of a disaster response effort.

During a news conference, held in the lobby of the vacant St. Vincent Medical Center building, she aimed to demonstrate that she …read more

Source:: Los Angeles Daily News

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