2018 Champion City

Los Angeles, CA : 2018 Champion City

Tackling Homelessness One Small Dwelling at a Time

  • 3,976,322

  • Eric Garcetti

  • Directly Elected Mayor

    Type of Government
  • 4 years

    Length of Term
  • Homelessness

    Issue Area

The Problem

Homelessness experienced a 20 percent rise last year and, on any given night, more than 28,000 Angelenos go to sleep without a roof over their heads.

The Idea

To help combat the crisis, the City of Los Angeles will develop a new way for residents to help solve the city’s homelessness crisis by building additional units of housing on their property and renting them to Angelenos who are homeless or at risk of homelessness for an agreed upon period of time.

What Mayor Eric Garcetti is saying:

Everyone in L.A. deserves a place to come home to, which is why our new Accessory Dwelling Unit project helps Angelenos the opportunity to help their homeless neighbors get back on their feet.

Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles, CA

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