Los Angeles County supervisors are weighing proposals for affordable housing they hope will help address the number of local homeless people which is now estimated to be 44,000, the Los Angeles Times reports. Supervisors Sheila Kuehl and Mark Ridley-Thomas aim to set up a fund that would cost $20 million a year, increasing annually to $100 million over the next five years, although it is unclear where the money would come from. The board is scheduled to consider the proposal today.

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