The debate over affordable housing in Los Angeles county seems to be hitting a fever pitch.
This week alone, two county groups have released reports on the growing numbers of homeless, the LA City Council's Planning and Land Use Committee is taking up a motion to draft an ordinance regulating short-term rentals, which could potentially land a blow to Airbnb, and KPCC is taking a deeper look at Section 8 housing.
LA City Hall is also debating the utility of tiny, curbside homes on wheels. Elvis Summers began building the wooden, single-room structures that can fit into about the size of parking spot, to address what he saw as a need for homeless people to get off the streets. The results went viral. He raised $85,128 through a Go Fund Me campaign.
But now Harbor-area Councilman Joe Buscaino is trying to get the homes booted from his neighborhood, arguing they pose a risk to public safety.
Do you think tiny homes are a possible solution to homelessness in LA County? Or are they just a bandaid on a much larger issue?
Joe Buscaino, Councilman for the 15th District in Los Angeles, which includes San Pedro, Wilmington, Harbor City, Harbor Gateway and Watts
Elvis Summers, founder of A Tiny House, Huge Purpose