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Westside Urban Forum to Hold Panel on LA’s Homeless Problem

The Westside Urban Forum is to host a panel discussion on homelessness on September 16.
WUF has assembled a distinguished panel from the city, county, and nonprofit sector, and as the city and county will offer ballot measures make serious overtures about addressing homelessness. This will be one of the few, if any, public appearances on the Westside for some speakers and likely to be the only time in the near future that they appear on the same stage.

Los Angeles’ homeless population has grown amid the housing crisis of recent years. Encampments have taken over some public spaces in the city, and officials have finally pledged to do something. Both the city and the county have devised homelessness plans and are promoting ballot measures that would fund them at least partially. Panelists include officials such as Deputy Director of LA County Public Social Services Phil Ansell, as well as City Administrator Miguel Santana. The panel is to take place at 11301 Olympic Boulevard, with registration opening at 7:15 am. Registration fees are $40 for members, $55 for nonmembers, $10 for student members and $15 for student nonmembers. For more information, or to register early, visit westsideurbanforum.com.

 

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