Homelessness is not ‘one size fits all.’ A few people remain homeless and use extensive services.
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Over 54,000 Long Beach workers will benefit from a $15 minimum wage.
Why the Silicon Valley Triage Tool is Important: The number of homeless people needing housing far exceeds the available housing supply, and there is not a fair, objective system for prioritizing who gets to be housed. The triage tool addresses this problem by identifying individuals for whom the solution of housing costs less than the problem of homelessness.
A Stimulus Effect for the Region: Over 54,000 workers employed in Long Beach’s formal economy will be affected by increasing the minimum wage to $15. The annual earnings of workers will increase by about $405 million. The largest share of increased wages—almost $130 million—will go to workers who also live in the City of Long Beach The greatest number of affected workers and the largest payroll increases will be in restaurants, retail trade, education, transportation and warehousing, and health care.
The number of Los Angeles residents experiencing chronic homelessness continues to grow even after housing over 10,000 individuals in the past three years. The flow of individuals into chronic homelessness is unabated—the pathways have not been closed. Public assistance programs are Los Angeles’s primary interface with individuals experiencing homelessness.
The Silicon Valley cost study, Home Not Found, that was carried out by the Economic Roundtable in collaboration with Santa Clara County and under the auspices of Destination: Home provides the evidence supporting Measure A, a $950 million affordable housing bond measure that will be on the November ballot.
Mollie Lowery, a friend whose dignity, insight, decency and truthfulness helped make us better people, died on Monday, July 25, 2016.