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Los Angeles City And County Reach Agreement To Bring 7,000 Homeless People Indoors

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Almost 7,000 homeless people living in encampments near freeways, as well as homeless seniors over 65 and others vulnerable to COVID-19, will be brought indoors over the span of 18 months under a joint legal agreement signed by the county and city of Los Angeles and approved Thursday by a federal judge.

Under the agreement, the city committed to providing 6,000 new beds within 10 months, plus an additional 700 beds over 18 months.

The county, meanwhile, committed to investing $300 million over five years to fund essential services for the people occupying those beds.

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