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Dr. Drew Nominated to L.A. Homeless Commission

Dr. Drew Pinsky has been nominated to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, thanks to his vocal warnings that the crisis is primarily a problem of mental illness and drug addiction, not housing. But his nomination is proving controversial.


Canadian City Uses Artificial Intelligence to Predict Homelessness

The Canadian city of London, Ontario, is using artificial intelligence (AI) software to predict which residents are most vulnerable to becoming homeless so it can rush emergency financial assistance to them — The city government sees homelessness as a growing problem because of the coronavirus pandemic.

A tent sits under an on-ramp as traffic drives past during morning rush hour in Seattle on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. Even as homelessness declined slightly nationwide in 2015, it increased in urban areas, including Seattle, New York and Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)