News Update

City of Los Angeles moves toward banning homeless encampments near schools

The City of Los Angeles may no longer allow homeless encampments within 500 feet of schools and daycare centers after a city council vote Tuesday marked by protest on both sides. The 11-3 vote expands the previous ban, which only applied to schools and daycare centers it specified.

The Los Angeles Times reported that there are 750 Los Angeles Unified schools within the limits of the City of Los Angeles, according to LAUSD, and nearly 1,000 commercial day care centers registered with the city.

Another vote will still be needed next week to finalize the ban.