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Civic and church leaders
Najumah Smith-Pollard, Word of Encouragement; the Rev. Zachary Hoover, L.A. Voice; the Rev. James Heft, USC Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies; Rabbi Noah Farkas, Valley Beth Shalom; and Brie Loskota, executive director, USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture, attended the event. (Photo/Gary McCarthy)

Civic and religious leaders address homelessness at USC event

Los Angeles has seen a 23 percent increase in homelessness this year, but a USC faculty member says there’s been progress in response to the issue.