Homeless Agencies Becoming Homeless | Los Angeles, California | Poverty Insights
Talk in Los Angeles is about the homeless rescue mission shutting down their emergency shelter programs due to lack of public funding and delay in government payments. A total of 620 shelter beds would be eliminated, a significant setback in this country’s “homeless capitol” where there are 51,000 people who are homeless.
Sadly, the closing of homeless programs in this nation is becoming the norm.
In San Diego, California, the largest homeless day center in the region was on the verge of shutting down due to the elimination of funding. At the last minute, the Neil Good Day Center was given a funding reprieve by the city, Otherwise, 250 homeless persons in the downtown area would have had no place to go.
Throughout the country, places like Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, are seeing the front doors of homeless programs shuttering for good. In this northeastern town, the ending of state funding resulted in the termination of a 22-year-old church-based program that cared for its homeless population.