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Massive effort to get Los Angeles homeless into hotels

Posted at 10:06 PM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 17:39:56-04

Los Angeles has embarked on an unprecedented effort to bring thousands of homeless people off the streets and into hotels to protect the most vulnerable as the coronavirus continues to spread. California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced last week that money from the federal government would help pay for at least 15,000 hotel rooms statewide during the pandemic. But Los Angeles County has the state’s largest concentration of homeless people and has set its own goal of 15,000 rooms. The rooms are set aside for the most vulnerable people, those over 65 or those with underlying health conditions.