The Los Angeles homeless population exceeds the supply of permanent supportive housing (PSH) units. Currently, the county funds 17,131 PSH units for individuals, but 38,406 units are needed. The county currently funds 1,892 PSH units for families with children, but a total of 3,278 units are needed.
Since 2015, the county has allocated over $2.5 billion through two measures adopted in 2016 and 2017 to create more PSH and rapid re-housing (RRH) units for homeless individuals and for families with children. However, for both populations, the 2018 supply of PSH and RRH beds is . . .