Clippers owner Donald Sterling is talking publicly about his Sterling Homeless Center, a proposed $50 million homeless center located on a 65,000-square-foot lot at 600 Wall St. Speaking to the Downtown News, Sterling tells the paper the center will include a medical center, legal center and homeless court. Given that city officials want to decentralize the area's homeless population, his plan could face opposition, but many people are speaking out in favor of the center, including PATH's Joel John Roberts, (CEO of People Assisting the Homeless), who says the center could resemble PATH's East Hollywood offices and become a "hub for social services." Roberts talks more about the plan on his blog, LA's Homeless Blog, specifically noting that it would be ideal if the center had permanent supportive housing.
· Sterling Moves Forward on $50 Million Homeless Center [Downtown News]
· Is A Large Donald Sterling Homeless Center Good For Downtown LA? [LA's Homeless Blog]