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L.A. votes to spend $1.2 billion to house the homeless. Now comes the hard part

L.A. votes to spend $1.2 billion to house the homeless. Now comes the hard part

Los Angeles voters’ overwhelming approval of a $1.2-billion bond measure to build housing for the chronically homeless left city officials facing the question Wednesday of how to show progress on a long-term solution to the region’s intractable street homeless problem.

With all precincts reporting, Measure HHH had secured 76% of the vote, well above the 66.66% threshold needed to pass.

After years of ineffective efforts to stem tent encampments that now are spread across the city, the bond measure is an ambitious approach to achieve a lasting solution, but won’t produce immediate effects.

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