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95 of L.A.'s homeless move into apartments

December 22, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
Ninety-five homeless people received the keys to their new apartments Tuesday as part of an effort to get more people off the streets of Los Angeles. The apartments are provided by the Skid Row Housing Trust which says putting these formerly homeless people in their new residences will save more than $1.3 million in county taxpayer money annually.

Some new residents will be moving into the apartment building on W. 17th Street near Centre Street in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday as well.

According to officials with the Skid Row Housing Trust, development of the New Carver Apartments created 146 new jobs during the building design and construction phases. On-going building operations have added an additional 37 permanent new jobs to downtown Los Angeles.

The Trust also provides healthcare services and mental health counseling to people in need.


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