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

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.

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