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The fire is thought to have started on West Colorado Boulevard near the interchange of the 2 and 134 freeways and is backing toward homes, the L.A. Fire Department says.
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Building housing for homeless people is getting slower and costlier every year. But six developers who answered a challenge from L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti may get to show they can do better, using a $120-million grant from the city.
Los Angeles could bar people from sleeping on streets and sidewalks near schools, parks and day cares and in other prohibited areas under a newly proposed set of rules that has drawn fire from activists.
“My City of Angels helped me,” says Duanne Hardaway, who moved from the street to a new apartment under a program called Encampment to Home.
With wildfire season underway, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a plan to make it easier to clear homeless encampments in severe fire zones.
Miguel Santana, the former city administrative officer who has prodded Los Angeles to be more urgent and efficient in building housing for homeless people, is leaving the Proposition HHH citizens oversight committee.
First in a series: Big Mama and her neighbors live in a homeless encampment in Los Angeles. Through a special housing initiative they’ll soon have the opportunity to move into apartments.
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