L.A.'s Homeless Plan Encounters NIMBYism

Some communities are not so keen about Los Angeles County's plan to relocate homeless services to suburban regional centers.

"Los Angeles County officials are trying to determine whether any of 14 small drop-in centers for homeless people can be converted to the five regional facilities being established as the county attempts to move services for transients out of downtown...In some communities, the idea is already looking like a tough sell...In deciding to establish the five centers, the county reversed its long-standing policy of concentrating homeless services in downtown's skid row."

Full Story: Possible Homeless Centers Identified

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