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Homeless people rest on a public sidewalk early this year in downtown skid row area of Los Angeles. The United Way of Greater Los Angeles is attempting to end "chronic homelessness" by 2016 with a model that identifies the neediest cases and provides them with permanent homes.
Los Angeles is known for good weather, Hollywood, and the most concentrated area of homelessness in the country. It's in the 52-block area of downtown known as Skid Row, and this week, city officials are proposing a big cleanup of the area.
For more on how this would work, we're joined by Carol Sobel, a civil rights attorney who has represented L.A.'s homeless in federal courts for last 14 years.