Los Angeles to Build Luxury Tower with Gym and Art Studio on Skid Row for Homeless

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Los Angeles is reportedly building a new tower to house the homeless on the notorious ‘Skid Row’ which will feature one-bedroom and studio apartments, a gym, a cafe, an art studio and more. Out of the building’s 278 units, 40 are also reserved for veteran households. Some people are critical of the plan that it incentivizes homelessness and fails to address mental health and drug addiction issues.

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Cities across the country are dealing with a large increase in their homeless populations, but the problem in Los Angeles dwarfs other locations.

The city is reportedly building a new tower to house the homeless on the notorious ‘Skid Row’ which will feature one-bedroom and studio apartments, a gym, a cafe, an art studio and more.

While the city should be congratulated for trying to address the homeless problem, one has to wonder if this is really the best approach.

Homeless people on LA’s Skid Row to move into swanky new tower block fit with a gym, café and art studio

A multi-story tower block built on Los Angeles’s Skid Row, which is designed exclusively to house the homeless, is now open for leasing.

The Weingart Towers is a 278-unit fully-furnished residential building that has a gym, soundproofed music room, television lounge, café, and an art studio inside.

This month, the sprawling building is all set to become a ‘self-contained environment’ that will take in city-dwellers living on the streets.

New residents will be able to enjoy the swanky amenities, as well as appliance-filled renovated kitchens and wall-mounted televisions inside their apartment units.

The building, which was entirely funded by public sources, will also provide on-site case management and physical and mental health care – designed to help its new residents get their lives back on track.

Out of the building’s 278 units, 40 are also reserved for veteran households.

Some people are skeptical about the plan.

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Ed
Ed
11 days ago

I do NOT think that this is going to happen.

James Osbourne Holmes
James Osbourne Holmes
10 days ago

It is good to help everyone. I could use some help with my food and utility bills. Should I present myself as a migrant….after all my family came here from Europe.
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Ragnar D.
Ragnar D.
10 days ago

Luxury apartments for junkies and the seriously mentally ill… what could possibly go wrong?!