A tidy homeless camp resurfaces in downtown LA, the city tries again – Daily News

Olvera Street in Los Angeles, Monday, July 26, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

Los Angeles city officials led an operation in the historic El Pueblo around Olvera Street on Monday, May 20, to get people off the streets after another encampment emerged.

Councilman Kevin de León, who represents the 14th District, which includes the affected downtown area, helped organize the operation. The goal is to move 40 to 45 people living on the street — bounded by Spring Street to the west, Alameda Street to the east, Cesar Chavez to the north and Aliso Street to the south — into temporary housing and provide them with supportive services offer.

According to his office, de León staff have been in contact with unhoused residents in the area in recent weeks. They informed them about the operation and prescribed special care. According to De León’s office, staff have also worked to identify housing options in small villages, bridge housing, mental health beds, detox and rehabilitation programs and other housing programs.