The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a pilot program last week that would pay county homeowners up to $75,000 to build a second dwelling on their property to house homeless people.

We wondered what Valley residents thought of the idea, which was one of 47 strategies introduced last year by Los Angeles County aimed at reducing homelessness.

Here are the results of a GV Wire poll that attracted 33 respondents:

  • 15% said that Fresno County homeowners should be paid to house the homeless.
  • 60% said that they would need to know more before answering the question.
  • And 25% said, “No way.”

Thanks for participating.

We will have a new poll for you Wednesday.

2 Responses

  1. Nancy Flynn

    Again, right now there are those in the ‘group home’ industry who are exploiting the residents. There would need to be some oversight of this which would drive up the cost. Many homeless who have been on the streets need to be reintegrated into society and that necessitates relearning how to ‘be’ in relationships that gave healthy boundaries. Most lay people are not prepared to handle such challenges. This is successfully being done at Community First in Austin, Texas.

  2. Brandon

    What about liability and homeowner insurance. One of the darling homeless fall break a leg or burn the structure down? Bad idea…here is a novel ideal get off drugs and booze Let’s pay for job training and computer skills implement a program like “year up”stop h1b visas.put them to work and make responsible taxpayers out of them so they stop being parasites of society and destroying the middle class in the USA.


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