October 9, 2014 — Professor Emeritus Gary Blasi is quoted in the Los Angeles Times
about the Los Angeles County health agency moving its headquarters and medical clinic into the heart of skid row.
Retired UCLA law professor Gary Blasi, a homelessness expert who has been critical of previous city and county policy, praised Housing for Health, but said other government agencies need to follow suit.
"Other departments, and the Board of Supervisors — with notable exceptions — have been much slower to respond to the fact that the same is true of mental health care and addiction treatment … and that providing supportive or therapeutic housing is not only the humane and civilized response, but also the most cost-effective," Blasi said in an email.
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