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San Diego Storage Units for Homeless
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a motion by 5th District Supervisor Kathryn Barger that will examine a pilot program offering storage for homeless individuals, similar to the one pictured here in San Diego, which opened last year. Photo credit San Diego Union-Tribune/John Gibbins.

 

The Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger directing county agencies to explore a pilot storage program for homeless individuals, similar to Orange County and San Diego.

“Having a place to store their belongings reduces public health and safety risks by reducing the amount of materials filling sidewalks or public spaces,” Supervisor Barger said. “Having secure storage may also improve an individual’s chance of finding shelter, landing a job, or keeping appointments for treatment or permanent housing.”

The Chief Executive Office will work on a plan for implementation with the Departments of Public Health and Public Works, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, and other agencies and report back in 90 days with additional recommendations.

In addition to the programs cited above, the City of Los Angeles runs a Safe Storage Program at El Pueblo that utilizes a similar model. At least two other cities, Paramount and Burbank, are proposing safe storage programs to be supported by their Measure H allocation.

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  1. Storage for the belongings of the homeless? Can the homeless sleep in those storage units? Two birds with one stone! What will the storage cost? How many square feet? I most interested as effective 7/1/19 my so-called “affordable housing” becomes “unaffordable”! My rent increase of $50.00 a month more puts my “low income housing” rent to OVER 100% of my income, which violates the L I.H.T.C. (low income housing tax credit) which I.R.S., Sec. 42 states MUST be at or below 60%! Does the property owner suffer or the management co., no, the renters suffer, we get the EVICTION notice and get pushed to the street through no fault of our own and become homeless!

    I get no housing assistance! The management company is aware of the consequences of their greed, putting disabled seniors out onto the streets. The name of their game is evict the tenant for “no” just cause except if an apartment becomes vacant they rent it out for more money!

  2. Richard McNally says:

    I have a homeless friend in Detroit who would like to move to California to escape the cold winters and take advantage of all these perks California offers the homeless. Is there a waiting list somewhere I can put my friend’s name on? Are there any restrictions or qualifiers? I’m sure other homeless people around the world will be willing to move to California to reap all these generous benefits.

  3. Janelle Colon says:

    Need storage

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