LA homeless officials paid better than White House Cabinet members as crisis continues to rise
Amid a projected $675 million deficit in Los Angeles, city officials cashed in on their efforts to combat the swelling housing crisis in 2020, and yet homelessness grew.
According to auditors at OpentheBooks, 20,000 city employees across all departments make over $150,000.
The Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department aids people in poverty by administering Section 8 federal grants, rent stabilization policies, the housing code, and services to the homeless population. To do so, it employed some 737 people costing $55 million in 2020.