Whether or not you feel a moral imperative to help, homelessness is a costly enterprise for everyone. Getting people off the streets and into a job is good for all of Los Angeles, including you.
Leaving homeless people on the street is a bad investment of your tax dollars. With 57,000+ homeless in Los Angeles alone, we spend over $2 billion every year without a positive return for society.
The homeless are an untapped resource of human potential. Once employed and back on track, they are productive citizens paying rent, taxes and helping support local businesses as contributing members of Los Angeles.