Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This


LA Asks Judge To Vacate Order To Move Homeless From Freeways

Tents above the 101 Freeway in Downtown Los Angeles. (Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images)
LAist relies on your reader support.
Your tax-deductible gift today powers our reporters and keeps us independent. We rely on you, our reader, not paywalls to stay funded because we believe important news and information should be freely accessible to all.

Attorneys for the city and county of Los Angeles are asking a judge to vacate or delay an order to relocate thousands of homeless people living under and around area freeways.

U.S. District Judge David O Carter's order is supposed to take effect tomorrow. It's part of a case filed by plaintiffs who argue L.A.'s government has been negligent in its handling of mass homelessness, especially during the coronavirus pandemic.

The county argues the injunction does not help them protect individuals experiencing homelessness. As of this afternoon, Carter had not scheduled a hearing to discuss the new request.

L.A. police estimate there are more than 3,000 people under overpasses in the city.

Support for LAist comes from


Our news is free on LAist. To make sure you get our coverage: Sign up for our daily coronavirus newsletter. To support our nonprofit public service journalism: Donate now.