A third of middle-income Americans don't have the ability to cover a $400 emergency.
Over 720,000 people in Greater Los Angeles are classified as being severely rent burdened, spending over 50 percent of their income on housing.
Over 40 percent of people experiencing chronic homelessness have some form of physical disability.
You do the math...
The truth of the matter is there are millions of Californians who are on the brink of homelessness.
Considering the massive delays in medical treatment through our workers' compensation system, a work injury could easily push someone into financial ruin simply because they can't get back to work.
Real people with real families are experiencing this every day. The "bean counters" don't seem to grasp that concept.