Joint PHSA-HPMSA Statement on Sweeps at Echo Lake Park
From the statement:
Echo Park Lake (EPL) has been home to many unhoused individuals for years. Mitch O’Farrell, District 13 City Councilman aims to change this through the heavily criticized CARE+ Clean Up that was reinstated by the LA City Council against CDC guidelines.
Sweeps displace and sever connections between the unhoused community and non-profits, making it more difficult to provide them services. Of the 15,000 Project Roomkey promised, only 2,261 rooms are operational and 1,724 rooms are occupied, not enough for those who are displaced (LA County COVID-19 Update).
Read the full text of the statement here to find out more about the sweeps and actions you can take: elp-statement-3-25-2021