The LAPD arrested over a dozen members of the press covering a protest at Echo Park Lake, including two of our reporters.
Approximately 400 police officers descended on Echo Park Lake’s unhoused community last night.
Horrifyingly, this is not a new experience for the residents of Veteran’s Row at the West LA VA Campus.
Federal dollars are available from FEMA to reimburse homeless housing projects, including hotel conversions, but logistical and political hurdles remain.
The lack of space, privacy and agency show Bridge Housing, one of the only options for unhoused residents, is extremely lacking.
Street Watch LA continues to work alongside the unhoused community to block the harmful sweeps.
“Every time this kind of legislation passes, people like me and my partner face even more unnecessary cruelty than we already do.”
Los Angeles continues illegal eviction sweeps despite the COVID-19 crisis.
A mix of short-term and permanent residencies can help quickly house some of LA’s most vulnerable residents.
As Covid cases rise, housing advocates demand solutions for LA citizens experiencing homelessness.