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Plans Drafted For Relocation Of Homeless From Freeways

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Tents above the 101 Freeway in Downtown Los Angeles. (Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images)
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Both the city and county of Los Angeles have submitted preliminary plans to a federal judge who has ordered the “humane relocation” of thousands of homeless people currently living beneath L.A.’s countless freeway overpasses.

As part of the order, homeless encampment residents must be offered some form of shelter before any action can be taken.

Though the plans are hardly set in stone, court documents outline a rapid expansion of safe parking sites, thousands of modular “pallet shelter” tiny homes, and another option called “Safe Sleep,” modeled after a pilot government sanctioned campsite at the West Los Angeles VA.

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