Newsom to Deploy Trailers for Homeless Families

Rebekah Sager
January 22, 2020 - 5:24 pm
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In the hopes of offering some crisis release of homelessness across the state, Governor Gavin Newsom will deploy trailers and medical services tents to L.A. County. 

A total of 30 travel trailers, as well as medical services tents, will be sent to Los Angeles County by February 7. 

“We continue to deploy state resources to cities and counties across the state who are stepping up to tackle the homelessness crisis,” said Governor Newsom. “In Los Angeles County, we will work with local leaders to stand up travel trailers and medical services tents to house families. This is one of the many tools in the toolbox we are using to address the crisis head-on.”

According to a statement from the Governor's office, the state and county are currently reviewing a handful of sites for the travel trailers but no decision has been made yet. The travel trailers will house families affected by homelessness.

“Governor Newsom has proven yet again his leadership and his commitment to addressing the humanitarian crisis on our streets,” said Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, co-chair of the Governor’s Council of Regional Homeless Advisors. “By deploying 30 of the state’s travel trailers to serve as interim housing in Los Angeles County, he is demonstrating the ingenuity, resourcefulness and urgency needed to tackle this undeniable emergency. Yesterday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors rose to the Governor’s challenge and moved to mount a Comprehensive Crisis Response to homelessness. This includes identifying vacant land and experienced service providers so that the people who receive the state’s trailers can find a safe haven. A deep sense of urgency is driving our work – we are ready to go!”