L.A. County Wants to Build Guest Houses for Homeless People in Property Owners Backyards

“Not in my backyard” protests helped block homeless housing in Temple City, delayed it in Boyle Heights and, last month, killed Orange County’s plan to relocate homeless people to shelters.

Trent Wolbe in his Highland Park backyard, where a city-sponsored second home is under construction. (Credit: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

Now, Los Angeles officials want to turn NIMBYism on its head — by paying property owners to put houses for homeless people in their backyards.

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