Tiny houses seized
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L.A. is seizing tiny homes from the homeless

Tiny houses seized

Julia Briggs Cannon, 58, left, receives a hug from Elvis Summers, who built the tiny houses and donated them. He’s moving Cannon’s house to storage before the city can impound it.

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Tiny houses seized

Elvis Summers, left, who built the tiny houses and donated them to the homeless, moves one after the City of Los Angeles posted removal notices.

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Tiny houses seized

Elvis Summers, left, directs his crew who are forced to remove the small home of Marvin Burrus, 58, right, after the City of Los Angeles posted removal notices.

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Tiny houses seized

Elvis Summers prepares a small home for removal after the City of Los Angeles posted removal notices. 

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Tiny houses seized

Marvin Burrus, 58, cries before his small home is removed.

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Tiny houses seized

Marisol Viera, left, checks on a fatigued Elvis Summers who tries to gather up energy to remove the last of eight homes that he was forced to relocate.

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Tiny houses seized

Susie Barker, 50, lives inside one of the structures that Elvis Summers created for her on 47th Street in Los Angeles.

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An emotional Elvis Summers prepares to remove one of the small homes he constructed for a homeless woman.

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Tiny houses seized

Elvis Summers jumps off a trailer that will carry the small home he built for  Julia Briggs Cannon, 58, right, after the City of Los Angeles began removing the structures.

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Tiny houses seized

Elvis Summers, right, with the help of Marisol Viera, left, and Angel Bonillatercero, removes one of 37 small homes he built for the homeless.

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Tiny houses seized

Julia Briggs Cannon, 58, stands inside the small home that Elvis Summers created for her along 47th Street in Los Angeles.

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Tiny houses seized

A tearful Julia Briggs Cannon, 58, right, receives a hug from Marisol Viera before Elvis Summers, left, has to remove the small home he built for her. 

 (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
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Julia Briggs Cannon, 58, watches as Elvis Summers prepares to transport the small house he built for her.

 (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
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