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How Los Angeles County’s Housing Market is Failing to Meet the Needs of Low-Income Families

Los Angeles County has the largest shortfall of homes affordable to low-income families in California. Many of those families live in unhealthy or unsafe conditions, crowd multiple people into each room, and still pay more than 50 percent of their income on rent. Many others are homeless. The following report describes the magnitude of the shortfall, highlights those who are affected by cuts to housing programs, and recommends local policy solutions to help mitigate the impact of Los Angeles County’s affordable housing crisis.