Los Angeles passes $1.9bn bill to tackle homeless crisis
Los Angeles, known as the homeless capital of the US, has passed a $1.87bn (£1.29bn) plan to help get an estimated 40,000 people off the streets. City authorities hope to expand homeless shelters and build quality housing over the next 10 years. It is "the most serious humanitarian crisis confronting our county today," city official Sachi Hamai said. LA declared a state of public emergency last year as the number of homeless people soared by 12.4% in two years.