LA’s homeless: Skid Row’s epic clean-up by the numbers

Authorities have released numbers on the weeklong clean-up effort in Skid Row from last month. This year, the Los Angeles City Council devoted an extra $2.2 million to the effort, spearheaded by District 14 Councilman Jose Huizar. The funds helped pay for a massive outreach campaign that included city and county health and housing service providers and sanitation workers.

For the week of Aug. 11, approximately two dozen outreach workers canvassed the area each day before and during the clean-up, along with around 35 city sanitation workers, Huizar spokesman Rick Coca told KPCC.

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