CFP: Crews erected about 150 tents at a site for a city and county-approved homeless encampment underneath the Ninth Street Bridge along the Tuolumne River in Modesto, California.
This is what you call “bridge housing,” contrary to the Los Angeles VA’s idea of it, which calls for spending $5 million to house 100 Veterans in a few trailers (their so-called bridge housing) right next to the VA police HQ.
For $5 million, we could build a large “Transitional Tent City” on the VA property and take a giant step toward finally ending Veteran homelessness in Los Angeles as promised in the scandalous “settlement agreement” signed more than four years ago by then VA Secretary Robert A. McDonald and the ACLU’s non-Veteran attorney, Ron Olson.
It’s way past time to do the “Right Thing” and honor the promises made, including the settlement’s promised “exit strategy” to evict UCLA’s baseball diamond, Brentwood School’s sports complex, the City of LA’s 12-acre, “rent free” public dog park, the Brentwood Shopping Village’s 4-acre, “rent free” public parking lot, etc. more here