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Two Properties in Downtown LA Considered to Shelter Homeless on Skid Row

July 31, 2018 - 12:30 pm

(KNX 1070) -- Two properties in downtown LA are being looked at closely as space to create temporary shelters for the homeless on Skid Row and elsewhere downtown. 

As a growing number of people are living on the streets in and around Civic Center by LA City Hall, one of the sites is the former and vacant Children’s Museum at the Civic Center Mall. The other is a privately owned warehouse closer to Skid Row that the city is looking to lease. Councilman Jose Huizar.  bite  This Skid Row advocate remains skeptical because neither will provide permanent housing.  bite   More than 2,000 people sleep on the streets of Skid Row every night.> 

According to the Los Angeles Times, the number of homeless people living on the streets and in shelters in the city of L.A. and most of the county has surged 75 percent in the last six years --  rising from roughly 32,000 to 55,000 (Including Glendale, Pasadena, and Long Beach, which conduct their own homeless counts, the total is nearly 58,000.)