CityLab Daily: Where Trump Wants to Move Skid Row

Andrew Small
CityLab Daily: Where Trump Wants to Move Skid Row

Moving Skid Row: Senior Trump administration officials are visiting Los Angeles this week as part of the president’s mission to intervene in California’s homelessness crisis. As officials discuss relocating some hundreds or thousands of unhoused people living on Skid Row, federal officials have already reportedly toured a facility where they might shelter (or detain) people: the former West Coast headquarters of the Federal Aviation Administration, located 20 miles away in Hawthorne, California, also known as the Hawthorne Federal Building. Federal law requires the government to give nonprofit groups, charities, or local housing agencies access to unused properties, free of charge.