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$213 million earmarked to track L.A. homeless by computer, house 1,400
$213 million earmarked to track L.A. homeless by computer, house 1,400

A coalition of public and private agencies announced Tuesday that it is funneling $213 million to house 1,400 homeless people and to expand a tracking and placement system it hopes will end chronic and veteran homelessness in Los Angeles County over the next two years.  The placement tool, called the coordinated entry system, is designed to replace a confusing patchwork of entry points to homeless housing and services with a single computerized portal that reaches every corner of the county. "In the past it was survival of the fittest: the person who could stand in line the longest, or push to the front, literally or figuratively would win," Christine Marge, director of...

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