Andy Bales Speaks Out on Homelessness in Los Angeles
The CEO of Union Rescue Mission Discusses the Plight of L.A.’s Homeless Population
For nearly 20 years, Andy Bales has been the CEO of Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles, skid row’s oldest shelter. In those many years, Bales says Los Angeles is the worst he’s ever seen it. More than a third of the nation’s chronically homeless live in California, and Los Angeles County now has the nation’s largest homeless population at 44,000, reports the Los Angeles Times.