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Could Overpass Homeless Encampments Be a Thing of the Past in LA?

Could Overpass Homeless Encampments Be a Thing of the Past in LA?
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Encampments in Los Angeles have highlighted the problem of homelessness in the region, but a federal mandate requires the city of LA clear underpasses. Under the 134 Freeway on Vineland, the area and sidewalk used to be crowded with tents. The only thing left as of Tuesday was a hand-washing station. The station is in fact working, with plenty of soap and water. It may be an example of what’s changing in the city of Los Angeles. “The encampments that arouse so much concern and fear for residents, that’s going to be gone,” said Rev. Stephanie Jaeger, a pastor at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in North Hollywood and executive director of NoHo Home Alliance . The program helps the homeless and celebrates a big milestone. Local news from across Southern California “This week, on one day, 30 of our guests were able to move off the street and into housing,” she said. Most of the 30 people came from a 101 Freeway underpass on Moorpark Street. It was once lined with tents. On Tuesday, it was nearly all cleared out. “I’ve fallen on hard times, to be honest with you,” said one homeless man named Clemmie. Clemmie said he’s […]

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