Tent city

Unlike many communities that hide or deny such problems, Ontario has put its homeless on public display in an encampment near LA/Ontario International Airport. “I have done this kind of work for 20 years and have never encountered a city that has made the investment that Ontario has,” says Larry Haynes, executive director of Mercy House in Santa Ana. “We have unanimous support from the City Council and city staffers. This isn’t Berkeley or Santa Monica. It’s a moderately conservative area, not a bunch of wild-eyed liberals.”
Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times
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