Homelessness in L.A. has been a problem for decades, but now a major push is being made to help end chronic and veteran homelessness by 2016.

Prior to the 2015 release of the Homeless Count report, local organizations worked tirelessly toward one common goal: Getting as many people off the streets and into permanent housing. But while the end goal is the same, there are differing opinions about how to get there.

In this episode of “SoCal Connected,” reporter Derrick Shore interviews various organizations dedicated to ending homelessness: Los Angeles Mission, United Way of Greater Los Angeles. Shore also interviews longtime residents of Skid Row who have moved into permanent housing after living on the streets for years and even decades.