The city had intended to build a temporary shelter in this parking lot at Vermont Avenue and 7th Street, which is owned by the city. It was supposed to house 100 homeless people and be open a maximum of three years.
The shelter was supposed to have security personnel and staff on call 24 hours a day for providing medical and counseling services to the homeless.
Unfortunately, non-local Koreans interfered with the process and pressured authorities to cancel this project. The result is that unhoused people can now be encountered on practically every sidewalk in Koreatown.
Posted in BLOG.