Homeless encampment around historic El Pueblo cleared

An operation was underway Monday near Olvera Street to clear out a homeless encampment. 

SkyFOX over the scene showed several tents being dismantled, with crews putting up caution tape and blocking off the area. 

People were told this was a "housing operation" conducted by Councilmember Kevin De Leon that started around 8 a.m. 

The office says around 40 to 45 unhoused people will be offered interim housing or supportive care. 


Kevin de Leon's team says they've been talking with the unhoused people here for weeks to let them know about the operation ahead of time, so it doesn't come as a surprise. 

The staff is trying to identify housing resources in tiny home villages, bridge housing, mental health beds, and rehab facilities as well. 

LAPD enforcement was also at the scene to help with this operation.