16,000 People in L.A. Now Live in Cars, Vans and RVs

June 10th, 2019

The largest regional daily newspaper in Southern California discusses the “success” of “safe parking” and entire families living in vehicles.

Via: Los Angeles Times:

Lot operators also would be required offer on-site case management and other services. And all of it must be done for less than $30 per car, per night — and ideally, less than $20, according to the homeless authority’s plan.

“The higher of the two funding levels is relatively similar to what we pay for a shelter bed,” said Heidi Marston, the authority’s chief program officer.

But a shelter bed sleeps one person, providers point out, while a car, van or RV often rolls up with a family in tow.

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