After the delivery of 10 trailers for homeless families in South Los Angeles on Monday, Gov. Gavin Newsom delivered an additional 10 trailers Thursday to the Safe Landing for Families-Crenshaw/Expo site.
Ten families with children are expected to move into the trailers next week. They currently live in cars and dilapidated RVs or rent motel rooms in the immediate vicinity, according to the office of County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.
“We are all-in to bring everyone in,” Ridley-Thomas said. “This site, created in just over a month, is an example of how we can address the moral and civic crisis of our time. This is the kind of comprehensive crisis response we need to fight homelessness with the compassion and urgency that our communities deserve.”
The Homeless Outreach Program Integrated Care System organization will provide supportive services at the site.
“The city of Los Angeles is mobilizing every resource at our disposal to confront the homeless and housing crisis, and I am grateful to Governor Newsom and the County Board of Supervisors for stepping up and delivering solutions,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said. “The new temporary trailers will bring 10 homeless families off the streets, progress that reflects the strength of our local and statewide coalition determined to tackle this challenge head-on.”
Electricity, water and sewage has been installed at the site by the county, and donations funded a play area and other amenities.
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