Yes, you read that headline correctly...L.A. is spending more than $2,600 per tent, per month at a government-funded tent encampment.
A non-profit group called 'Urban Alchemy' has been hired to run the encampment. Wonder how much of the $2,600 per camp site they are pocketing.
“The campsite opened in late April on a fenced-in parking lot beside the 101 freeway in East Hollywood. The lot-turned-campground can accommodate up to about 70 tents in 12-by-12-foot spots marked by white squares painted on the asphalt.
On a recent afternoon, the site was nearly full. A row of port-a-potties stood along one side of the camp. The program also provides showers, three meals a day and 24-hour security. Campers get entered into the county's database for matching unhoused people with social services and housing resources.
It's meant to corral the tents and cobbled-together structures that currently stand in parks, on sidewalks and below freeway overpasses, while providing homeless people with services and a potential steppingstone to permanent homes...
According to a report by the city administrative officer, the new East Hollywood campground costs approximately $2,663 per participant per month. That's higher than what a typical one-bedroom apartment rents for in the city, according to the website RentCafe. While the per-tent cost covers services, meals, sanitation and staffing, some are concerned that the city is investing too much in short-term Band-Aids over long-term solutions.”
No wonder L.A’s homeless population has exploded.The city will feed and care for you. This isn’t going to end well.