Chair Horvath Responds to Grants Pass Decision

Chair Horvath Responds to Grants Pass Decision 1024 888 Supervisor Lindsey P. Horvath


June 28, 2024

Los Angeles, CAFollowing the Supreme Court’s Grants Pass decision this morning, Lindsey P. Horvath, Chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) Commission, shares:

“This morning’s Supreme Court Grants Pass ruling green lights the criminalization of homelessness. This gut punch of a decision comes on the day we unveil our point in time count results.

This is unconscionable. And it is not an effective solution.

We know what works in Los Angeles County—partnership, accountability, scrutinizing the status quo, and aligning all resources.

It is not arrest. It is not pushing people from community to community.

As the Chair of LAHSA and the Board of Supervisors I want to be crystal clear:

The criminalization of homelessness and poverty is dangerous. It does not work. And it will not stand in Los Angeles County. This is a time to unite efforts to continue the positive momentum we have built over the last year and a half.

Let’s prove that humane approaches are what work.”



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