Why many residents of LA-sponsored homeless camp didn’t stay

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Urban Alchemy staff make the rounds at the Safe Sleep Village campground in Rampart Village, between the 101 freeway and Beverly Boulevard. Photo by Aaron Schrank.

“Safe Sleep Village” in Rampart Village is LA’s first ever city-funded homeless encampment. It opened this year, providing shelter and services without the typical restrictions. But it didn’t stay full, and now the pilot program’s ending. 

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