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L.A. Built a Licensed Tent City for Its Homeless – At Cost of $44K Per Tent

Posted on AllSides September 16th, 2023
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Los Angeles officials prioritized speed over cost while building a new city-sanction tent village for homeless people in East Hollywood, reportedly shelling out $44,000 for each individual tent — about the price of a new Tesla Model Y.

All told, it cost about $4 million to put up fencing, bathrooms, and staffing facilities for the village. Catering services and 24-7 staffing cost an additional $3 million per year, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Despite the high costs, the site is only temporary. It's located on a parking lot that will eventually...

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