Homeless Encampments

FILE - People line up along temporary tents to partake in a free Thanksgiving meal provided by the Union Rescue Mission as the Los Angeles Skid Row district annual feast hosts thousands of homeless and others in need, in downtown Los Angeles on Nov. 24, 2022. Democratic leaders in major U.S. cities are finding themselves politically squeezed when it comes to addressing homelessness. Some hope L.A.'s newly elected Mayor Karen Bass will make good on her campaign promise to move people out of tents and cardboard shanties and eventually into permanent housing.