Poverty Employment and Homelessness There is a strong connection between under-employment, unemployment, poverty, and homelessness. Not having enough money to pay rent contributes to homelessness just as much as the lack of affordable housing does. Low earnings make eviction and homelessness a real risk. Good jobs are crucial for preventing homelessness.
We can’t navigate without a map. If we can't see the whole picture of homelessness, we can't begin to solve the problem. This meta-analysis brings together 26 point-in-time data sets to provide a single panoramic description of people without homes who are living in places not meant for human habitation. In addition to building affordable housing, the path for ending Los Angeles County’s crisis of chronic homelessness is through identifying individuals with a high risk of becoming chronically homeless early after the onset of homelessness and intervening with coordinated system-wide assistance that supports a permanent exit from homelessness before the problem is catastrophic.