Several dozen homeless people chosen by outreach workers will enter a cluster of new trailers close to downtown’s historic El Pueblo this month, the primary step toward getting them into permanent housing.
For mayor Eric Garcetti and Design Space Modular Buildings, the move-ins also mark a first step of more housing units to come.
Design Space supplied Los Angeles city with three trailers for housing 30 men and 15 women, as well as two alternative trailers that will supply showers, bathrooms, laundry, office space and consultation services.
This is not the first time Design Space has answered the bell when it comes to homeless shelters. We have previously supplied trailers to Los Angeles on other occasions, Boise, San Francisco, and Orange County.
Garcetti’s shelter program comes amid growing national attention to the tents and sordidness on LA’s sidewalks, alleys and expressway underpasses. With the shelters, the city is looking for relief for homeless individuals.
These trailers are not standard shelters. We’re creating spaces designed to be as safe and comfortable as possible for the homeless population.