Civil Rights Pioneer Dolores Huerta Breaks Floor On Namesake Residences – CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Civil rights pioneer Dolores Huerta laid the foundation stone on Friday for a housing project for the homeless that bears her name.

The cornerstone was laid on Friday at the Dolores Huerta Apartments on Figueroa Street in South LA. The units will consist of shipping containers and will eventually accommodate 40 people.

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By using the shipping containers, Councilor Curren Price Jr. has cut construction costs and turnaround time by nearly two-thirds. Huerta says she can see more such developments in the future.

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“When I see what’s going on here, I think it will be a model for the rest of the country, and I hope that other developers, other people who provide the capital, see this model that you are doing here, and make it faster faster so more people can get off the streets, ”she said.

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The apartments should be ready for occupancy by the end of the year.

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