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Housing and Homelessness

Answer the following five questions on housing and homelessness issues to see which candidates for mayor most closely match the future you want to see for Los Angeles. Learn more about this crisis: Understanding LA’s Homelessness Issues.

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Question 1 of 5

L.A.’s “anti-camping law” (Municipal Code 41.18) bans people who are unhoused from camping on public property close to locations such as schools, parks, libraries, and underpasses. Should it be kept as is, repealed, or changed?

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Question 2 of 5

I believe the primary cause of most homelessness in Los Angeles is…

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Question 3 of 5

Do you agree with Angelenos who say that the large number of people living outside makes the streets less safe?

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Question 4 of 5

Who should build housing for the unhoused community: the city or private developers?

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Question 5 of 5

I believe the biggest barrier to building more affordable housing is…

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Your Matches on Housing and Homelessness

  • May 23, 2022: Updated the answer from Craig Greiwe on the first question, regarding the anti-camping law.

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  • Brian Frank
  • Oscar Garza
  • Megan Garvey
  • Paul Glickman
  • Tony Marcano
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Special thanks to The City, which originally conceived and developed this project for voters in New York.