Federal, state and local leaders gathered at USC on Feb. 13 to work together to come up with solutions to address homelessness in California, what former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger called a crisis that requires immediate attention.
More than 300 people, including 120 students, attended the homelessness summit that was hosted by the USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy and the USC Sol Price Center for Social Innovation.
In coordination with the summit, the USC Price School and Schwarzenegger Institute released results from a new poll showing that homelessness is viewed as the biggest problem in California by voters, ahead of climate change and immigration.
Acknowledging that the problem can feel too big to solve, Schwarzenegger stressed to remember that behind each statistic cited at the summit is a person.