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City officials in Los Angles want to help pay homeowners with extra space to put small accommodations in their backyards for homeless people.

Los Angeles county has been facing a growing homeless population, and there are currently nearly 58,000 people without living shelter.

The proposed measures:

  • Los Angeles County will pay people to build a home in their backyard in which a homeless person can live and pay rent
  • The homes, dubbed ‘granny flats’ or ‘in-law’ units could help cut down on the homeless epidemic in the county right now
  • Pilot program will pay between $50K and $75K to build a home in each yard
  • Those homeowners would then receive loan forgiveness for the rest of the cost 
  • In total the goal is to eventually build 10,000 new apartments, but that could take a long time because each home is projected to cost roughly $350K 


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