How Much Was Spent on Homeless?
And How Many Were Helped? Santa Monica Staff Has No Idea
January 27, 2022
By Alyssa Erdley
1/21/22: Staff for the City of Santa Monica released a report this month titled "Overview of Homeless Outreach and Hygiene Services" in response to requests from some city councilmembers for a comprehensive report on what is being done to address homelessness, how much it is costing, and what effect it has had.
None of the requested information is addressed in full in the January 6 staff report.
Measures to address homelessness increase a complex web of different types of outreach teams, some government-run and others nonprofit. They are funded in a variety of ways, with so...