Los Angeles Tiny Homes ‘Illegal’

A Los Angeles city attorney said tiny homes on wheels used by some homeless people in the city are illegal, and may pose a legal liability if the city doesn’t remove them and someone gets injured. Valerie Flores also said at the Monday meeting that the homes don’t qualify as personal belongings—meaning that the city could immediately dispose of them. Advocates say the small one-room “houses” on wheels are safer for homeless people than sleeping on the street. Earlier this year, the city council passed two bills making it easier to remove homeless encampments, including one that allows police to confiscate “bulky items” without notice. “They’re stupid if they think I won’t file a lawsuit of my own,” said Elvis Summers, the man responsible for building most of the homes.