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Venice's Vehicular Homeless Issue Addressed by a 'Safe Overnight Parking' Program

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Venice is currently the destination spot for over 250 vehicles serving as replacement homes for the homeless. But some have now decided to deal with this increasing issue of homelessness in a new and somewhat controversial way.

Los Angeles City Councilmember Bill Rosendahl has proposed a program that would get the homeless living in cars and RV’s off the streets, at least for the night.

The program, Streets to Homes (.pdf), would enable transient populations living from their cars and RVs to participate in a safe parking program that opens up designated parking lots for overnight parking, use of porter potties and other facilities, and access to certain social services.