In the city of Los Angeles, CA in 2020, almost 250,000 people needed housing services. Today, 117,000 are still on hold to receive it. The city has the 6th largest hotel market in the United States with over 1,000 hotels and more than 98,600 rooms. The Los Angeles City Council voted to position an enactment on the March 5, 2024 ballot that would house those experiencing homelessness in hotels.
With less than one hundred days until the midterm elections, citizens across the country are gearing up to use their voices and vote. By reading pamphlets or watching the news, people educate themselves on the election propositions and politicians on the ballot. But what does this process look like for those experiencing homelessness? How do they vote?