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Alhambra’s homeless count has increased

Mickey Landry, a homeless person, has lived in Alhambra for 2 years. Photo by Phoenix Tso.

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Alhambra’s homeless count increased from 64 homeless individuals in 2016 to 89 individuals in 2017.

This increase included a spike in unsheltered individuals, according to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. In 2016, Alhambra had 48 unsheltered homeless individuals within its borders, while this year the number increased to 75 people.

In January, volunteers for LAHSA’s annual homeless count recorded 14 homeless individuals. The final number was subject to months of analysis from University of Southern California researchers, said LAHSA spokesperson Tom Waldman.

The Alhambra city government contracted with Union Station Homeless Services earlier this year to help homeless individuals find permanent housing in Los Angeles County.

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