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Homeless people migrating from downtown to County-USC, study finds
Homeless people migrating from downtown to County-USC, study finds

Homeless people squeezed out of downtown Los Angeles are migrating to nearby Lincoln Heights and Boyle Heights, where they are seeking refuge in the emergency room and on the grounds of Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, according to a six-month study released Thursday. One in five homeless people surveyed as part of the community-needs assessment study said they either stay on the hospital grounds or in lobby areas, or use the medical center as a base, the study found. Many come for medical services and remain because it is safer than surrounding neighborhoods, hospital staff said.  Homeless men on average use the hospital  emergency room seven times a year, and homeless...

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