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LA's Homeless Services System Can Be Achingly Slow

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Halcyon Selfmade outside a motel in Hollywood. (Matt Tinoco/LAist)
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When a new "A Bridge Home" interim homeless shelter opened on Hollywood’s Schrader Boulevard, Halcyon Selfmade was one of the very first people to move inside. He’s white, trans, and spends most of his time in a wheelchair because of a genetic disease he was diagnosed with when he was 6 years old.

Hal and his partner were told that within 90 days, they could expect to be connected with a wheelchair-accessible housing unit that they could afford on their roughly $1,200-a-month income.

So they moved in.

Ninety days passed, and then 90 days passed again. But the housing didn’t materialize.

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