LOS ANGELES — More housing could soon be built to help LA's homeless. Under a series of motions the City Council's Homelessness and Poverty Committee approved Monday, 347 new units of permanent supportive housing will be built across the city, and a new 109-bed tiny home village will be installed in Council District 13.
The committee also directed the city to sign a lease with the State of California to transform vacant property in downtown LA into interim housing that could eventually become permanent.
"Today's efforts should be a signal to the people of Los Angeles that the time for studying and analyzing homelessness is over," Councilmember, and Committee Chair, Kevin de León said in a statement. "We are taking action to pick up the pace to get people housed and get our streets and parks cleaned up."
According to the last homeless count conducted by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority in 2020, more than 66,000 people were experiencing homelessness in the county; 41,000 of them lived in the city of Los Angeles. In September, the LAHSA shelter count found LA needs 509,000 affordable housing units.