Karen Bass was sworn in as the first female mayor of Los Angeles on Sunday, marking another historic achievement in her career.

Kamala Harris – the first woman and first woman of color to become vice president – administered the oath of office at Los Angeles City Hall.

Bass focused her remarks Sunday on her plans to solve the city’s housing crisis

With some 40,000 people living on the streets.

“Today, too many Angelenos have no choice but to crowd multiple families into one home

And to work multiple jobs just to barely pay rent,” Bass said.

“Tragically, our city has earned the shameful crown as being home to the most crowded neighborhoods in the nation – Pico Union, South L.A., East L.A.,

The East Valley,” she added. “And Angelenos, we know our mission –

We must build housing in every neighborhood.”

Though billions of dollars in state, city and county money are being directed toward interim and permanent housing units, construction has moved slowly.

The latest count measured a 1.7% rise in homelessness from the last count in 2020.