LA Mayoral Hopefuls Agree Addressing Homelessness Is Crucial but Disagree on How

LOS ANGELES — As encampments multiply from Echo Park to Venice, homelessness has been the top issue in the L.A. mayoral race. And although Angelenos express broad support for building more housing for the homeless, the contenders say that can be only part of the solution. Several top candidates say the city must also expand services for people struggling with mental illness and drug addiction. Although city officials have said 29% of homeless people have behavioral or substance use disorders, that number is likely far too low. But the candidates don’t agree on how to deliver the services that would help them. City Council member Joe Buscaino wants the city to r...

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