City of Norwalk seeks state of emergency over homelessness

By CBSLA Staff October 20, 2022 / 4:32 PM / CBS Los Angeles The city of Norwalk is pressing the panic button due to a homelessness crisis that has ...

October 21, 2022
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By CBSLA Staff October 20, 2022 / 4:32 PM / CBS Los Angeles The city of Norwalk is pressing the panic button due to a homelessness crisis that has business owners and residents on alert. Norwalk's mayor Rick Ramirez announced on Wednesday that the city is seeking to declare a state of emergency due to the growing number of homeless people in the city.  Norwalk Mayor Rick Ramirez. CBSLA The number of homeless people in Norwalk has risen from 168 to 311, according to the Whittier Daily News. Ramirez and Norwalk officials blame the project room key initiative that was supposed to house homeless at vacant motels.

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