The Reality of Poverty and Houselessness in Los Angeles
According to the Public Policy institute of CA, More than a third of Californians are living in or near poverty. Los Angeles has the highest rate of poverty (20.8%) more than any other county in LA.
There are currently at least 63,706 people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County, according to a count by LAHSA in 2020 — a 13% increase from 2019. In the city of Los Angeles, LAHSA says there are 41,290 people experiencing homelessness. The numbers are an estimate of people experiencing homelessness on any given night in Los Angeles. Advocates believe the numbers are higher.
These are our neighbors, our community members, our friends, and in some cases even our colleagues. At Piece by Piece we have come together and lifted up founder, Sophie Alpert’s vision to change this reality.