A street in Westwood is pictured. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to take action on the county’s local emergency declaration and approved recommendations made by District 3 Supervisor Lindsey Horvath. (Daily Bruin file photo)
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted Tuesday to take action on the county’s local emergency declaration on homelessness.
The board will adopt the recommendations of District 3 Supervisor Lindsey Horvath, whose district includes UCLA and Westwood, and District 5 Supervisor Kathryn Barger.
Law enforcement officers began an encampment sweep of people experiencing homelessness near the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs campus on Monday morning.
Dozens of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies cleared the encampment on San Vincente Boulevard, near Westwood Park.
This post was updated Aug. 10 at 3:50 p.m.
Los Angeles City Council candidates discussed their platforms on addressing homelessness and housing insecurity at a public forum Thursday.
This post was updated Aug. 1 at 7:17 p.m.
Local officials are co-organizing an in-person outreach event at the Westwood Recreation Center for people experiencing homelessness.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated conditions for individuals experiencing homelessness, community leaders said.
Current rates of homelessness around LA are unclear as the 2021 countywide homeless count was canceled amid public health concerns, according to the LA Times.
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