There are 58,000 people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles and that number has risen 23% in one year’s time. There are another 500,000 High Risk Renters, which is defined by the metric of having to pay 50% or more of a household income towards rent, making them highly susceptible to becoming homeless.
This is a growing epidemic with no relief in sight. The Union Rescue Mission is leading the fight to provide shelter and keep people off the street but the demand has created an overcrowded situation. Please pray for us as we try to stand in the gap, embracing these vulnerable people with the compassion of Jesus.
Please read more to understand the scope of this problem. Here is a link to a recent article from the Los Angeles Times.
– Pastor Dan