The vote was split, but some supervisors say they are otherwise "powerless to address camping in public places."
The housing would be aimed at the homeless and people with disabilities.
Building the permanent supportive housing complex would require demolishing basketball courts and recreation space for kids run by the nonprofit El Centro del Pueblo.
The Trump administration is reportedly considering putting homeless people into government-backed facilities to get them off the streets of Los Angeles.
"This building is about second chances."
Plus showers, storage, and a lounge area.
The remark came after releasing an audit skewering the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority’s methods for tracking outreach to homeless residents.
Designed by KFA, the 54-unit development adapted two historic Pueblo-style bungalows into the site along with two sleek modern structures.
The House Financial Services Committee convened in Los Angeles for a special meeting on homelessness.
The number of women experiencing homelessness countywide swelled 13 percent in the last year.
Attorneys say the city is destroying property that homeless residents "need to survive on the streets."
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It’s the latest community to pushback against shelters as the homeless population swells.
Workers have already begun assembling parts of the shelter offsite and are expected to finish construction within the next three months.
Under the new approach, homeless residents might also be trained and hired to clean city streets and sidewalks themselves, Garcetti says.
The area’s councilmember acknowledges the money should have been approved sooner.
With the homeless population growing, officials recommend adding public bathrooms countywide.
The homeless population has swelled 58 percent on Mayor Eric Garcetti’s watch.
Landlords, he says, are keeping "housing units empty while tens of thousands of Angelenos are forced to live on the streets because of the high cost of housing."
A new report implores officials to adopt a permanent rent control measure in LA County.
Are cities outside LA illegally enforcing laws against sleeping on sidewalks?
The numbers are sobering.
Service providers and local officials are struggling to explain the alarming results of this year’s homeless count.
The first homeless housing and services center funded with the $1.2 billion bond approved by LA voters in 2016 is now open in the Valley.
City Councilmember says the new agreement will have a "detrimental effect on setting sound homelessness policy."
Judge allowing construction to start on Venice homeless shelter—despite residents’ efforts to stop it
But a lawsuit challenging the city’s approval of the shelter will continue. "The city is certainly proceeding at its own risk," the judge says.
The city is using street cleaning "as a means of harassment and criminalization," says Venice Community Housing.
"What idiot would put this in a residential neighborhood on some of the most expensive land in California?" says Venice Stakeholders Association president.
A year into the mayor’s emergency homeless initiative, 24 shelters have been proposed in 13 council districts.
It’s part of a larger investment, with some of the money going toward hubs for drivers.
This is just phase one of a development to house homeless residents in Los Angeles.