Published On: Fri, Sep 24th, 2021

Appeals Court Strikes Down Judge’s Order to House Homeless on Skid Row

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A federal judge’s order requiring local governments to house the homeless on Skid Row in Downtown Los Angeles was unanimously overturned by a federal appeals court on Sept. 23; the case was sent back to the lower court for proceedings. The Los Angeles Alliance for Human Rights, a group of stakeholders and residents, sued Los Angeles County last year in an attempt to get the county and the city to house its homeless population. Daniel Conway of Los Angeles Alliance said the organization brought the suit to challenge the local government to step up on the homeless issue. “The [city council] is convinced it’s an unsolvable crisis, and it’s reflected in the policies they enact,” Conway told The Epoch Times in a previous interview. “We’re missing a true partnership between county and city,” Conway said. In April, U.S. District Judge David O. Carter issued an order requiring the city to …

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