COVID-19 has affected people across the globe, but it has had a severe impact upon those without a home in Los Angeles County. With lockdowns and the inability to find work, many people are struggling to keep a roof over their heads — leaving many with little options.
Homelessness is a complex issue: It’s often just dismissed, with many claiming that those who end up on the streets have addiction problems. That’s simply not the case: a stroke of bad luck could leave anyone without a home.
Everyone in LA, an organization dedicated to the fight to end homelessness by ensuring everyone has a home, increasing care and support, and organizing in every neighborhood across L.A. County, has posted a compelling, yet the heartwrenching account of those living on the streets.
The video below focuses on racism, prejudice, and criminalization in relation to our homelessness and housing crisis.
And to see how COVID-19 is affecting people whose lives and livelihoods are threatened by the high cost of housing in L. A County (millions of renters across Los Angeles are at risk of eviction, a threat echoed in a recent Luskin study from UCLA.), see the video below: