HUD Secretary meets LA city, county officials on homelessness

Struggling to contain growing homelessness in Los Angeles, city and county officials on Tuesday asked for help from Secretary Julian Castro of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

In a public meeting held at the County Hall of Administration, Castro said he wanted to provide L.A. officials with “technical assistance, advice and perspectives from what we’ve seen in other communities.”

“When it comes to ensuring we can meet the president’s goal of effectively eliminating homelessness, including veteran homelessness, as goes L.A., so goes the nation,” Castro said.

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