The decision was an urgent move to “restructure and reform” the housing needs in Los Angeles, according to the brief Carter wrote. 当時の, he criticized various California officials for not “making enough effort to fund effective solutions in a timely manner.”
“Los Angeles has lost its parks, beaches, 学校, sidewalks, and highway systems due to the inaction of city and county officials who have left our homeless citizens with no other place to turn,” Carter wrote in a 110-page brief.
While funding has increased to various housing programs and initiatives
, LA’s homeless population is steadily increasing as well
, according to data from the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA).
に 2020, より多い 66,000 people in the Greater Los Angeles area were experiencing homelessness
. In the past year
, ありました 12.7% increase in the rate of people experiencing homelessness countywide
, LAHSA data shows
“All of the rhetoric, 約束, 予定, and budgeting cannot obscure the shameful reality of this crisis –that year after year, there are more homeless Angelenos, and year after year, more homeless Angelenos die on the streets,” Carter said in his order.
In response to the appeals court’s decision, Los Angeles Councilmember Mark Ridley-Thomas said: “You don’t solve homelessness in a courtroom. You solve it on the streets. … We can and should make housing is a right, not a privilege.”
Ridley-Thomas is Los Angeles’ City Council chairman of the Homelessness and Poverty Committee.