LA's newest tiny home village for the homeless opens in Eagle Rock, providing nearly 100 beds

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Sunday, March 27, 2022
LA's newest tiny home village for homeless opens in Eagle Rock
Los Angeles's newest tiny home village for the homeless has opened in Eagle Rock.

EAGLE ROCK, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Los Angeles' newest tiny home village for the homeless has opened in Eagle Rock.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held there Wednesday morning.

"Less than a year ago, this was the site of one of the largest encampments in this neighborhood," L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti said at the ceremony. "But next week, it will become a place of hope, a place of rebirth, a place of belief, a place of opportunity. people can find stability and security and be case managed back into the light and out of the darkness."

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The new site will provide nearly 100 beds, along with air conditioners, heaters and bathrooms.

It's part of a larger plan to develop housing opportunities throughout L.A. neighborhoods.

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Riverside County is reportedly turning a vacant hotel in Corona into housing for the homeless while the city of Redlands will convert a 99-room motel.

Roughly 41,000 people were reported homeless in the city of L.A. back in 2020.