A group of unhoused and housing insecure people have moved into homes in El Sereno owned by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). The state agency bought them decades ago, and many of the homes have been sitting vacant. Caltrans hasn't given the reclaimers permission to move in. New occupants don't have leases and aren't paying rent.
‘Reclaimers’ occupy vacant homes owned by Caltrans
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