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STATEMENT: Mayor Karen Bass applauds council action to house people faster

LOS ANGELES -- Mayor Karen Bass issued the following statement on the unanimous passage of a motion in City Council to reform the current Coordinated Entry System in Los Angeles, which has been a key priority of the Mayor to get Angelenos housed faster: 

"The current Coordinated Entry System is dysfunctional, impractical and inequitable. The result is that housing units sit vacant for far too long when they could be used to save people's lives. In the context of 40,000 Angelenos sleeping on our streets every night, that is absolutely unacceptable," said Mayor Karen Bass. "These reforms will cut through the red tape and house people faster. This is especially critical to make sure the thousands of new permanent housing units that are opening in the next few years are filled as fast as possible. I am grateful for the leadership of Councilmembers Raman and Blumenfield, and I was proud to work alongside them to craft this important policy change."