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The Correlation Between Housing the Homeless and the Public's Resistance to Homeless Housing Projects
Currently, the County of Los Angeles is facing a homeless problem. The homeless population continues to grow every year. Policy makers, legislators and the citizens have acknowledged the problem. They have made a conscious effort to solve this problem. There have been numerous efforts to raise funds and pass propositions to fund the homeless problem. However, the problem lies with the public's perception and resistance to fully invest in resolving this problem. This paper will analyze the correlation between housing the homeless and the public's resistance to homeless housing projects. The focus will be on the public's resistance to new housing projects and their reasons why. In contrast, the paper will analyze housing projects that have been accepted by the public. The research design will assess the correlation between the publics willingness and unwillingness to accept homeless housing in their respective neighborhoods.