UPDATED 3:10 PM PT – Wednesday, April 21, 2021
A federal judge in Los Angeles has ordered that housing should be allocated to its homeless population. In a 110 page order on Tuesday, Judge David Carter ordered the city of Los Angeles to provide housing to the general population of skid row by October 18.
The judge also slammed officials for their inability to restrain the unprecedented growth of homelessness in L.A. The order came just one day after Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled his plan to spend $1 billion to tackle the issue.
“Nearly $1 billion of that is for delivering housing and services and support to people who are experiencing homelessness, untangling the equities that have existed in our city for too long,” Garcetti said. “And lifting up the communities most impacted by COVID-19.”
However, the mayor did raise doubt about the judge’s timeline for total housing by calling it an unprecedented pace.