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Some of Los Angeles' homeless could get apartments
that cost more than private homes, study finds

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 10/8/2019 12:28:28 PM

LOS ANGELES – Having made a deep financial commitment to create housing for some of its 27,000 unsheltered homeless people, Los Angeles is falling short in building new apartments to take thousands of people off the streets, a new study finds. (Snip) At an average cost of $531,373 per unit – with many apartments costing more than $600,000 each – building costs of many of the homeless units will exceed the median sale price of a market-rate condominium. In the city of Los Angeles, the median price for a condo is $546,000, and a single-family home in Los Angeles County has a median

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A Nylon tent and a hot plate would be a lot cheaper.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: rockeysroomie 10/8/2019 12:29:41 PM (No. 201245)
But no plastic straws!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: chance_232 10/8/2019 12:34:33 PM (No. 201252)
Thus the result of mandating building codes, efficiency codes, environmental codes, ADA codes and using union labor. Eliminate the above and I could do it for a 10th of the cost.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Ret.TxLeo 10/8/2019 12:36:21 PM (No. 201254)
And where is this money coming from Comrade Newsome?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: earlybird 10/8/2019 12:41:55 PM (No. 201258)
Another giveaway by Mayor Eric Garcetti, who has dreams of becoming a Dem president. Next time? (Nevuh…) Tip: The builder/developers are cleaning up on these projects.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: PlayItAgain 10/8/2019 12:51:53 PM (No. 201276)
There is some low hanging fruit/voters in CA. My daughter moved there some months ago. This decision on Garcetti's part should make it much easier to appeal to these voters. I have some experience dealing with and helping the "homeless". Housing is not the problem.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Starboard_side 10/8/2019 1:00:44 PM (No. 201287)
And yet there are hundreds of thousands of old, used, ocean containers, that can easily be transformed into livable spaces for people, easily stacked, if necessary too. I guess it's easier to not let a good crisis go to waste when you can enrich your friends instead.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: hershey 10/8/2019 2:02:35 PM (No. 201365)
They need to re-work some of the empty manufacturing plants caused by high taxes and fleeing voters into housing...you could make small rooms with metal beds and cheap dressers and get away for a lot less than $600 K a piece...
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Omen55 10/8/2019 2:38:28 PM (No. 201393)
Just think what those places would look like after a year.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: ginadee 10/8/2019 2:52:09 PM (No. 201405)
Why not throw in a stretch limo and a driver? A housekeeper? A cook?
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Reply 10 - Posted by: M2 10/8/2019 3:24:51 PM (No. 201440)
Keep it in California, please.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Proud Texan 10/8/2019 4:25:08 PM (No. 201482)
Send the illegal immigrant invaders home and there will be more vacant hosing than they know what to do with!
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Reply 12 - Posted by: DVC 10/9/2019 1:06:04 AM (No. 201824)
A room in a mental hospital would be much more appropriate., and cheaper and more compassionate.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 10/9/2019 1:53:07 AM (No. 201855)
That is like umm stupid. Suddenly they will all become Martha and decorate their new place ? Why not build a hotel type facility or like # 7 said, remodel old manufacturing plants? They live outdoors for a reason.
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