College of Architecture and Environmental Design
Construction Management Department
BS in Construction Management
Homelessness is a major problem across America and is also very expensive, costing billions of dollars each year. If Los Angeles has been booming with construction over the past several years, why has the homeless population continued to greatly increase? I will investigate what plans Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority already have in place to aid this epidemic. This is such a large problem that the presented solutions and findings may only help a portion of the unsheltered homeless, but it will be a step in the right direction. In order to tackle this epidemic, I will be following a three step process, which will guide my research. I will begin by breaking down the core issues of why the homeless population is growing. This will allow me to understand the problem and will help me devise viable solutions. Next, I will analyze the current steps the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority already has in place that are facilitating this problem and see which solutions are working the best. Lastly, I will build upon the current solutions by introducing affordable alternative housing options and possible locations for the homeless to relocate in Los Angeles.