Is Being Homeless a Choice?

The debate about the causes of homelessness in Los Angeles and elsewhere in the United States includes a contention by some people that part of the homeless population is on the streets by choice. There are some key facts that need to be considered when it comes to analyzing whether being homeless is a choice,…

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Union Rescue Mission Interview: The Hurricane of Homelessness in Los Angeles Requires a Massive Emergency Response

Rev. Andy J. Bales, the Chief Executive Officer of the Union Rescue Mission, unequivocally maintains that the manner in which Los Angelinos, and people across the United States, respond to the issues surrounding homelessness at this juncture in time is not sufficient. Bales describes homelessness as “a disaster of epic proportions.” Bales makes clear that…

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