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Breaking: The most recent homeless count revealed that the number of people living on the streets increased by about 12% over last year. The number of homeless people in the county is just shy of 59,000.  https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-homeless-count-encampment-affordable-housing-2019-results-20190604-story.html 

Within the city of Los Angeles, the number soared to more than 36,000, a 16% increase.  https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-homeless-count-encampment-affordable-housing-2019-results-20190604-story.html 

California's housing shortage is driving up rental prices, forcing people onto the streets at a rapid pace.  http://ow.ly/NutF30oSV5X 

Even as L.A. county housed a record number of homeless people, more fell into homelessness sending the numbers up. We have to keep new people from falling in.  https://lat.ms/2W9RtLX  (via @latimesopinion)

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was more upbeat than other local officials about the city’s work on the crisis. Over the weekend, he rejected a reporter’s suggestion that the latest homeless numbers showed Los Angeles hitting rock bottom.  https://lat.ms/2EQEM2U 

Why did the homeless population grow this year? What does the homeless population look like? Why does the count matter? These and other questions, answered  https://lat.ms/2XpfEra 

To learn more about the ongoing homeless crisis in Los Angeles, check out our series "Without a Home"  https://lat.ms/2WgcCnU 

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