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Los Angeles To Pay Homeowners To House Homeless In Their Backyards

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In an attempt to alleviate the soaring homelessness problem in Los Angeles County, officials want to pay homeowners to house people by building new living units or bringing existing dwellings up to code if they are in violation.

It’s part of a $550,000 pilot program launched by the L.A. Community Development Commission to explore new ways to safely, and at a relatively low cost, provide housing options for a handful of the county’s nearly 60,000 homeless residents.

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