LA County focuses on homeless women and families on skid row


  • The LA County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to seek more money to support an effort to house more than 600 women and families living on downtown's Skid Row

  • The motion cited a 2019 assessment by the Downtown Women's Center that found roughly 41.3% of chronically homeless women sleep most frequently on the streets

  • These women are more likely to have experienced sexual violence: 42.2% have been sexually assaulted in their lifetimes and 26.7% experienced sexual assault in the last year, according to the motion

  • In addition to single women, the plan is meant to address placement options for 55 unhoused families on Skid Row