• People in Los Angeles are offering to shelter the homeless in tiny backyard homes. It could be solution to a spiraling homelessness crisis

    5 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Tony Gutierrez/AP
    Los Angeles county is close to building one backyard unit for the homeless as part of its $550,000 pilot program, but the remaining units could be further behind.
    Despite interest from both landlords and homeless residents, the county faces a number of logistical and legal barriers.
    While the county continues its efforts, the city is looking to secure funding for its own backyard pilot program.
    Los Angeles sits at the epicenter of California's homelessness crisis. In the last six years, homelessness has risen by 75% across most of LA county, while the city itself has more...
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