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Los Angeles Mayor, Eyeing National Stage, Takes On Homelessness

  • Fresh from Iowa trip, Garcetti floats a $430 million plan
  • As real estate booms, more people are pushed onto the streets
A man pushes a cart on the Venice Beach boardwalk in Los Angeles, California, on, Oct. 9, 2015. 

A man pushes a cart on the Venice Beach boardwalk in Los Angeles, California, on, Oct. 9, 2015. 

Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

Days after visiting the presidential hopeful’s promised land of Iowa, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti laid out ambitious plans to tackle one of his city’s most visible and vexing problems: the tens of thousands of Angelenos without permanent places to live or sleep.

Calling homelessness "the greatest moral and humanitarian crisis of our time," Garcetti used his State of the City address Monday to detail a renewed effort backed by $430 million from the mayoral budget.