More Than 200 Homeless People Moved From Venice Boardwalk Encampment


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More than 200 homeless people were moved from the Venice Beach Boardwalk.

This comes after a six-week initiative to give those living in the encampment a pathway to permanent housing. 211 people moved off the boardwalk, and 185 of them are currently in interim housing. 22were in a hotel or motel rooms acquired through Project Roomkey and 4 were permanently housed, according to L.A. City Councilman Mike Bonin's office.

A 26-year-old woman who was living on the Venice Boardwalk, moved to a Project Roomkey room to try and regain custody of her 3-year-old son. She was hesitant at first but she ultimately accepted.

While many tents have been removed from the L.A. landmark, the work isn't done yet.

"The program doesn't end when there are no tents on the boardwalk. The program ends when every person has gotten into permanent housing." Bonin said in an email

There were nearly 2,000 homeless people in Venice at last count done in January 2020 that found more than 41,000 unhoused people citywide.

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