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Federal judge orders housing to homeless in L.A. County

A woman walks past tents for the homeless lining a street in Los Angeles, California on February 1, 2021. - The federal judge overseeing attempts to resolve the homeless situation has called for an urgent meeting to discuss worsening conditions and the poor official response. Combined now with the coronaviruspandemic and worsening mental health and substance abuse issues, US District Judge David Carter who toured Skid Row last week likened the situation to "a significant natural disaster in Southern California with no end in sight." (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP) (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)

A woman walks past tents for the homeless lining a street in Los Angeles, California on February 1, 2021.  (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)

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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.

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