For Immediate Release:
The Strategy Group
Sarah Kate Levy Statement on 2019 Homeless Point-In-Time Count
Los Angeles, CA — Sarah Kate Levy, candidate for Los Angeles City Council District 4, released the following statement regarding the 16% rise in homelessness in the City of Los Angeles according to the 2019 Homeless Point-In-Time Count presented to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors earlier today.
“The only way Los Angeles can solve this homelessness crisis is by building more housing,” said Levy. “Our current councilmember has only brought 297 emergency, bridge, supportive and affordable units to Council District 4. Our district voted overwhelmingly for Measure H and Prop HHH and yet our homeless population continues to grow and impact our neighborhoods. As more Angelenos fall into homelessness, we also see more trash in our streets, and the public health risk continues to grow. I’m running for City Council because our city needs stronger advocates for housing. I will fight to ease the permitting process for affordable housing and push these builds to the front of the line. I will create better incentives for all builders so they can deliver more units with better community benefits, such as wide sidewalks and public green space, that will improve our neighborhoods for all of us. We are now the least affordable housing market in the country. This is not sustainable. We can’t afford to wait any longer for change.”
About Sarah Kate Levy
Levy moved to Los Angeles when she was 22 years old to become a writer, when it was possible to rent an apartment for $300 a month, and still support yourself as a low-paid assistant at a television network. Today, that opportunity is no longer possible for others.
Levy is a published author, screenwriter, and the voice behind the parenting blog ChecklistMommy. She is a dues-paying member of the Writers Guild of America, West. Dedicated to advancing women’s rights, Levy serves as the President of the National Women’s Political Caucus, LA Metro, and volunteers with the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project. She also serves on the board of The Library Foundation of Los Angeles.
Levy is a homeowner in Hollywood where she lives with her husband and their four children.
Learn more at www.SarahKateLevy.com.