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i build everything was true because i make a lot of mistakes. and it's easy to back out your mistakes in compton south central l.a. a pint sized idea. in a battle with city off already. when you have nothing in order to go. you know having something like this may as well be a castle. the mayor of los angeles has declared the city is in the midst of a homelessness crisis. is trying to solve it one tiny house at a time the tiny house idea is very simple it's shelter. food water and shelter are not optional they're required for human survival so it's a. temporary solution and like the first stone and foundation if you will to helping people who are homeless. according to elvis these cheap and portable tiny homes meant to be on the streets of l.a.
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. but right now they're not moving anywhere because city authorities banned the. used to belong to somebody yeah. and now they're being used no now they've been sitting here for a better part of a year collecting dust. and people are you know struggling and suffering. so yeah it's really sad i mean it's you know this is human life here. los angeles authorities have accused his tiny himes of threatening public safety but elvis has seen the tiny house movement go viral online with support coming from right across the world so with the help of internet crowdfunding he's going rogue once completed they all have a new carbon pad they'll be alarms on the windows i put the vents these holes in the top you know it's really hot this summer here so that. all rise and go out in
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the city of angels elvis isn't considered won by the powers that be. but to the homeless he's one of the few struggling to get them off the streets i don't quit and i don't give up and i definitely don't bow down to bullies people need shelter now if i have to build a tiny house for every last person until i'm five hundred years old then that's what i'm gonna do. elvis is building his next house for a woman called raven. so you people that live. ravens living on the top next to a freeway. it's on hygiene and fire from say. the situation much worse than when this last. check of this is already
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on a service. to the sea. ravens being on and off the streets most of your life for one area yeah sure after fleeing violent home when she was just thirteen. she once had a time since the city forced most of the street he's been out here so you do not. tired after getting that. pretty well. pretty good life. when they. when they do it. like. the. good. elvis is worried by the state but this communal camp and he leased by raven a tent until he can build her a new tiny house so i'm going to. be back you guys in a little. alone
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present tense up about a situation. it's been a struggle. and. the city always kicks us out from the state it's us to clean those. who want to costly move their stuff every day. ravens out here because she feels the mission see shelters are either overbooked or unsafe but city law was designed to move these camps on. and as a phone queue she receives a visit to. our.
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boys and we got to. get him about this by saturday. evening. eldest. raven is given notice. she's running out of places to go they want everybody downtown the way body one section. it's not going to happen or try to scatter branch out. the door to get away from downtown they wired by downtown but six in downtown skid row. the worst place in history to be homeless downtown. if you're homeless and l.a. city low is to keep streets clear give you two choices. keep moving. on skid row. this is. the only place that you can sit up
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a tent without the city forcing the belief. but elvis is tiny homes aren't allowed here. skin roy is. unlike anything else in the united states. i call it the worst manmade disaster in the us high. are you. doing ok. and he fails runs a pig the emergency shelter in the middle of skid row which i'd like to see seen the numbers of women seeking help him a trip home in just a year what you mean can't daedra place to meet you unless you got pretty eyes. and he's on crutches because last year he lost a leg to the flesh eating bacteria that exists here still every day he's out inviting new arrivals to his shelter because he knows just how bad it gets more than two thousand people on the streets forty nine square blocks of skid row it's
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the worst that we've ever seen. just a good idea you really need to look down that street there's not one open spot or summat sidewalk for half a mile down that way. elvis is tiny houses designed as an option to avoid sleeping on skid row. because here the increasing numbers of women and children a sleeping alongside drugs crime and the mentally ill. and police are the only source of protection so it's a pretty constant ending yes day and night. the maintaining order here can be struck running with and. commanders running with handcuffs through this fast. and one night every
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once in awhile in streets and i can't sleep because it's so dangerous you just stay alert rats are running around running over people running in their tents and often people get beaten or assaulted or raped and that in effect can damage your health pretty quickly. so i'm all for tiny houses but there has to be restroom facilities and shower facilities because otherwise we're putting in people in treacherous living conditions just as if they're living in a tent. and this is why and the shelter keeps an open door policy but he's struggling to keep up with demand for. the seat right here right across the city shelters a full up many have to turn people away the simple fact in l.a. is there's just not enough shelter there are not enough beds forty seven thousand
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people experiencing almost this and there are about twelve thousand shelter beds or transitional housing beds even if people on the streets right now decided to come in there's nowhere to come in there's no place to go. up against with limited access to emergency shelters and low cost housing life on the streets in l.a. is an endless game of cat and mouse. because the city is charged with keeping the streets clean morning everybody this department of sanitation crew is about to move through the homeless encampments of skid row. watch out watch out for hazardous materials watch out for human waste. industrial operations like this happen daily across los angeles to keep the streets clear the homeless to be constantly on the move. we are here every
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day in skid row every street is clean once every two weeks so this cycle that's the big effort we're doing. stuff think it's essential it's essential to the city's livability the center of the city's become a growth and also the city's image this team will put more than five tons in the gadgets truck today anything they deem to be unsanitary. most of it will be rubbish but some of it will be people's tents and the few positions by cleaning this act of fighting. have thought of something. like. this that. you're in and ways. that the city gives advance notice of the cleanup but not everyone gets the message today there are so many lucky ones now the. lady asked
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them to. they like it because repeated i mean if you want to person living on the street you want to live if we sidewalk or focus on the see the value of us. but the city's focus on keeping the streets clean things further instability when you're living on them. it's also one of the main reasons elvis is tiny houses a band playing to hampering operations like this. you know waits in the suburban and then on the street. so we can clean and if you're good side it's nice safe conditions to live it so we basically the city has been a determination that those should not be on the city streets.
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later that day right. they made a mistake to agree. basically to say. and find out that getting your belongings keep it up devastate. our property destroyed it. none of us. i know that. take you in the midst of. you know. it will be the rules you had to be tempted away
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from the driveway. to tennessee down the system night. and mrs rainy. and this to me too i wish to move most of. christine is new to the streets priced out of the winter she's desperately trying to get back in time. she says money by collecting her psychosis. but the authorities just take an entire week's work. but there is that that does being a. body like. that get to be done to give street. the city's clean up means that christine will be out here even longer. before anything for was better. than take into the tent.
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now is a. well. for many homeless people in l.a. a lack of affordable housing makes it almost impossible to get off the streets. liston three percent of the city's rental market is fake and. we walk around most of the night and then christine shows me something how. this is the famous do house. test of the house i called my home. now the memories you in. so that was home this is home for me.
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i do miss home the four walls that. i felt secure in. that i have that again. is that god's timing that mike. when he says in mind. this is my back. don't be a stranger ok. well this is tiny homes could help people like christine until they get back on their feet back in compton the pressure is on for them to finish raven's tiny house. but he still needs to locate a place we can put it some way the city clean up one easily find these are just two
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of over eight thousand lots of the city controls. but. often stuff more than up it's not a lot. and while searching he gets a call from raven with an unexpected update. for you all right now from your son. yeah i'm pregnant. it's more that i'm pregnant hard. i'll pray over it our time here. oh i have my life together elvis is already worried about reagan but he must to some enthusiasm i will listen i got to run right now but i'll call you back later that's that's great news we have to celebrate. like i want to trick you i want to jump for joy and like cry of this and on like.
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this is how quickly a change in circumstance can see you life go from bad to worse when you're on the street. when the stakes raised her tiny house i want to see her ravens coping with the news of her pregnancy. despite getting orders to move she's still here at the same campsite look. you know want to go. ahead if. a little concerned regarding the conditions. living at this time i got a lot of business to take care of. don't know if i'm having the time taker but i
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was amazed because i. like. getting off the streets. but getting off the streets is difficult for raven. we talk more and she reveals the devastating level of violence she fled as a kid to the. streets. i was listed as a juvenile runaway i was nine years old. my dad. have been in prison. much worse but in. ravens had to learn to be tough.
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but she's right on the edge. like more and more americans take here. she's trips deep in the cycle of long term homelessness. with no immediate way of getting out. when your life is the size of a teen can be a powerful tool. it's almost delivery day but with the news that raven's pregnant elvis is adding a special finishing touch to her tiny house. so i'm ok with just a little something to help her feel better and you know help her feel like she's got a nice guy to look at. elvis knows how important little details like this can be he's watched too many people lose hope on the streets since the city forced me to take houses away from people three people have died mainly due to being stuck out in the
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elements not having anywhere to go so it's it's criminal. picture smokey sitting in the doorway of her her tiny house one of the people who died was his close friend smokey who received the very first tiny house new year's morning they found her dead in somebody else's tent not even her own because the city took that to. so. it's pretty simple without shelter people die. it's been a few months but. was a good person and she is my friend. mr. inside city hall the pressure is on to create more housing. the city has approved a multi-billion dollar strategy to help homeless but it will take ten years to
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build ten thousand new units which is well below to. get officials refuse to embrace elvis's tiny i'm for me a tiny house on a parking space is not a solution were are doing that this service to those individuals who stayed in these tiny homes without the out of but if a structure in place city council. opposed to tiny houses in his district because of concerns from angry residents. someone wanted treeing the site to have some rules of price. with ravens camp demolished most of her positions gone and with a baby on the way elvis must deliver her tiny house before nightfall were.
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i finally found a suitable location for ravens tiny house in a quiet area mostly industrial. effect anybody. elvis and raven hoped this part of downtown l.a. away from skid row would be safe from the authorities. with already he's a must continue to keep l.a. streets clean finally. with a tiny. feeling very good buy. a very. good life drama a lot of fire going through a lot of hardship and so this tiny house the suburban house. after the week that she's had and everything she's gone through on top of the in fragments it's more important now that she gets the house because i don't think she can go much longer with not get any rest. you really feel for the life
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i do. think. i think. i'm going to face. most things i do in life are out of principle. i was taught that somebody falls down you pick them back up. that's what we should do in life. to remember that you know you got things. you called me and said. you know people sit on the back porch and. look at the stars they want looking up at the tar you know your hats are to see you sit not a bit tired but look at the stars it's got a magic little bit. so finally raven gets her own private space. hopefully the first time in over
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