LA clears another park encampment in battle over worsening housing crisis

Thu, 14 Oct 2021 10:00:47 GMT 15

LA clears another park encampment in battle over worsening housing crisis


Unhoused residents fear they’ll end up back on the street after MacArthur Park closure: ‘This won’t solve the problem’

Los Angeles officials are shutting down a major public park in an effort to remove homeless encampments from the area, reigniting bitter conflicts about the city’s worsening housing crisis.

MacArthur Park, in the city’s Westlake neighborhood, is one of many public spaces in LA that became a popular camping spot for unhoused Angelenos during the pandemic, drawing hundreds of campers.

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