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Vacant Caltrans Houses Now Legally Occupied By Homeless Families

Reclaimers Martha Escudero and Sandra Saucedo hold up a welcome mat. (Courtesy Reclaiming Our Homes)
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Earlier this year, a group of unhoused and housing-insecure families drew national attention when they began occupying 13 vacant Caltrans-owned homes in El Sereno.

Now, more than seven months later, members of the "Reclaiming Our Homes" movement are moving into some of those properties legally, as part of an unprecedented partnership between the state transit agency and the city.


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