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Skid row: Renewed push for cleanups, social services for homeless
Skid row: Renewed push for cleanups, social services for homeless

Acknowledging that law enforcement alone had failed to end homelessness on skid row, officials launched a city-county initiative Tuesday to bring social services and enhanced cleanups to the 50-block downtown Los Angeles district. "The seriousness of the situation makes this much more than a police issue," Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar said at a City Hall news conference. Starting this week, city and county agencies will go into the streets to offer health and housing services to the estimated 1,700 people living in tents and cardboard boxes in the most concentrated homeless enclave in the nation. The initiative builds on the city's $3.7-million Operation...

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