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- The plan calls for five trailers installed in parking lots
- The trailers would house about 67 people, targeting those who sleep on sidewalks
- The shelter would operate for three years
Los Angeles leaders plan to house dozens of homeless people in trailers downtown as a possible model for citywide temporary shelters.
The Los Angeles Times reports a proposal that will be submitted to the City Council on Tuesday calls for installing five trailers at a parking lot by summer. The trailers would house about 67 people and target the homeless population that sleeps on sidewalks in the area.
They would be located on a city-owned lot at Arcadia and Alameda streets.
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The shelter would operate for three years with the hope that residents placed there would move on to permanent housing within six months.
The proposal will cost an estimated $2.3 million for the first year. After that, running the shelter will cost $1.3 million annually.
The idea comes from a mayor's task force to brainstorm on how to get unsheltered people off the streets.