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Health agency moving to skid row to aid homeless
Los Angeles Times

A Los Angeles County health agency is moving its headquarters and medical clinic into the heart of skid row in what experts said could become a national model for curbing homelessness.

The $18-million Housing for Health program aims to get 10,000 of the county’s sickest, most vulnerable people off the streets and into permanent housing. In a departure from previous efforts, the county is spending health funds — $14 million — on homeless housing in the belief that getting a place to live is the best medicine for homeless people with medical and mental health disorders.