'Vanlords' in Los Angeles: Homeless call RV's that offer shelter and little else home 

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Throughout L.A., homeless people are paying rent for RVs that offer shelter and little else. Eyewitness News explores the business of "vanlords." MORE: abc7.com/los-angeles-vanlords...



30 May 2023




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Alex 3 aylar önce
The fact that you can have a full time job and still not afford to have your own place is just disgusting.
Jann D.
Jann D. 3 aylar önce
Awful 😢
Mike G
Mike G 3 aylar önce
Actually if you work a full time job like most of us do, it's not a problem. Was on my own in LA (Hollywood at first) at age 17. I have never been unable to pay my rent, ever. Thing is, you can't be slamming H or taking Fenty every day. It's really not that hard, as long as you are not taking deadly drugs every day.
Jordan Lexuzz
Jordan Lexuzz 3 aylar önce
Blame the biden administration
El Vergia
El Vergia 3 aylar önce
@Jordan Lexuzz actually the drugs
Christopher Medina
Christopher Medina 3 aylar önce
Homelessness is no longer just for drug users. It’s also for the working class. Those who work 40 hours a week and still can’t afford rent. You make $2000-$3000 a month and still can’t afford anything in this city. I’m even talking about those with shiny bachelors degrees. Heck even EMTs and CNAs can make $16-$20 hour and still not be able to afford housing.
Network126 3 aylar önce
Exactly!!! Preach it louder man!!! I pay rent to live in an RV like this. I work. I'm not on drugs. I just have a lot of debt and car problems and can't afford proper housing. Not even a room.
Ty Barker
Ty Barker 3 aylar önce
Exactly I deliver groceries. It ain’t much but it’s honest work. It’s about 3-4k a month. I simply cannot qualify for even the smallest place. Cant find anything. I sleep in my car most the week and occasionally hotels to keep clean and feel like a person for a little bit. Tonight’s hotel was covered by Airbnb which was nice. Had a cancellation. It was supposed to be 340/mo (I have actually found rent that low believe it or not) and he messaged me saying it’s actually 7K a month. SEVEN THOUSAND A MONTH. For a one bed one bath place that you aren’t allowed to cook in… l can’t wait to see California real estate plummet. This is ridiculous.
Doctor Love-Robinson the Second
The new norm here is unless you make 6 figures, you will not do well in most of California.
Ponolovefarms 3 aylar önce
Then move somewhere you can afford to live. I’d love to be living in Kauai but can’t afford it. Guess I could just park an Rv and live like a bum over there… but I have responsibilities
Ponolovefarms 3 aylar önce
@Christopher Medina I’ve never voted for any of these fools bro. I grew up in Georgia and Alabama. And moving back soon. Common sense would be living somewhere affordable before squatting in a busted down Rv if you’re working full time and not on drugs.
Robin Banks
Robin Banks 3 aylar önce
Don’t ever become homeless here in australia! My wife and I were some years ago and had no choice but to live in our van. We were quiet, put rubbish in bins and councils moved us on or be fined. It was “the looks” all sorts of people gave us knowing our van was our home was disgraceful and disgusting. We don’t drink nor drug and we’re just chill friendly people. Seemed nobody including councils wanted us anywhere and my question to this day remains “where to you want homeless people to be then huh!” Treating your fellow man like s**t no matter what their circumstances says everything about the people treating you like that. Be nice and kind to everyone everywhere in this life because you just don’t know what someone’s going through.
mE2 3 aylar önce
Well said. 👍
Denise Mayosky
Denise Mayosky 2 aylar önce
Sorry you're going through that, my friend! My husband and I are living in a motel, but it's rather expensive. My husband works, but we're running low. I'm trying to find something to help out. And lately, the landlady has been picking on us due to them fixing the pipes and causing it to smell, then we get blamed for it even though we're doing everything we can to keep it clean. I don't know where we'll go if we have to leave here. It's frightening!
Ahura Mazda
Ahura Mazda 2 aylar önce
Live in your car. Just not outside my house. Go to an industrial area.
Erbin Sanchez
Erbin Sanchez 2 aylar önce
You should leave australia than like duh
Robin Banks
Robin Banks 2 aylar önce
@Erbin Sanchez 7th generation Australian so ain’t going anywhere. Years ago we were homeless now own our farm and life’s a breeze😉
Mlogan11 3 aylar önce
When I was a kid I always thought a dystopian future in America was just science fiction, but now it's fast becoming a reality.
Misty Wells
Misty Wells 3 aylar önce
There's something very wrong when someone who's working 40hrs a week can't afford rent. Transitional housing is only a temporary solution and wouldn't allow a senior like her to keep her dog. Dogs/cats are very important to and provide companionship to these people.
Network126 3 aylar önce
Exactly!!!! Everyone just tells us to get rid of our beloved pets without realizing what that would do to us!!! I pay rent to live in an RV like this with my cat. I work. I'm not on drugs. I just have a lot of debt and car problems and can't afford proper housing. Not even a room.
Misty Wells
Misty Wells 3 aylar önce
@Network126 I can't even imagine being in a position where you're rejected utterly by society, yet here's this furry little critter that loves you, and you've got to decide to get rid of it or stay homeless like that's some easy decision. Furthermore, it's transitional housing and still no real healthcare, mental health, rehabilitation, legal help, or anything that resolves what drove the crises in the first place. Now why would anyone want to get rid of the only thing that really cares?
Shirley Powell
Shirley Powell 3 aylar önce
I don't have any animals,But I have been around them because different ones in my family does. What I don't understand as I have watched different videos of homelessness there's so many abounded building sitting around, where's the City Official's? Why can't they do something with these buildings that could be fixed up or torn down and the ones that want to stay in their mobile homes would have a place to park,all that on the street looks very tacky and Nasty. Come on America we are taking more people in and can't take care of our own. This is Messed Up,
Michelle Shaw
Michelle Shaw 3 aylar önce
My cat I had with me 24/7, for 21 years, DIED when we became homeless. It breaks my heart all over every day. Her name was Bella and she was my best and only friend. She was everything. We old people don't have any reason to go on. WE have nobody we can give our love and kindness to and nobody to give any to us but our fur babies. When we don't have them we're just waiting to die. Life is empty. A person might be homeless and hungry but. Our friends are always taken care of. Be sure their pets stay with them or it's going to get gruesome. Rhymes with News...... You know. Good luck my compatriots. I mean that sincerely. 💞🐶🌟💞🐱 A Colorado Mountain Grandma USA 💔🥀😢🇺🇸😭
Network126 3 aylar önce
@Misty Wells Exactly!!!! 💯
2puffs 3 aylar önce
More tiny villages, please! Open up abandoned properties, set up city owned RV's, set up reasonable rents (working people only not drug dealers with money), with amenities like restrooms with showers, this would help people like this woman that can't afford apartment living, but still deserve to exist!
Genius221 3 aylar önce
Open it in your neighborhood
2puffs 3 aylar önce
@Genius221 I'm talking commercial properties, essentially, huge parking lots! There are two tiny home villages less than a mile from me. In no way am I implying to use residential property.
Spark ⚡️
Spark ⚡️ 3 aylar önce
They have and they leave because they got rules and they don’t like it
Spark ⚡️
Spark ⚡️ 3 aylar önce
@2puffs good idea but that’s an invitation for more people from others counties and states to come to Cali. Majority of people are not from Cali or LA county. But mayor Garcetti invited them to come to the sanctuary 🤮🤮🤮🤬🤬🤬
Mike Hunt
Mike Hunt 3 aylar önce
​@Genius221 open it in yours, you see very caring :)
Darren W. Heffner
Darren W. Heffner 3 aylar önce
Homelessness Can Happen To Anyone These Days 😔
Not A Nomad
Not A Nomad 3 aylar önce
Well many of us that are retired and own our own homes could become homeless I guess if the local government keeps raising our taxes.
handsome man
handsome man 3 aylar önce
@Not A Nomad Don't pay the property taxes, and see how long you own your home.
Not A Nomad
Not A Nomad 3 aylar önce
@handsome man Yep!
Iris Collins
Iris Collins 3 aylar önce
Yup... and at the drop of a hat, too.
Rob 3 aylar önce
Not really. If you make good choices, have a solid foundation to stand upon, it is virtually impossible to become homeless.
Terry Hayward
Terry Hayward 3 aylar önce
I don't see a problem with people living in a motor-home, but I DO see a real problem with the mess outside them. Keep the vehicle and surrounding area tidy, and nobody would likely bother them.
drmodestoesq 2 aylar önce
Or at least they will bother them much less.
書呆子 2 aylar önce
Where do you live? I will buy a few dozen RVs and rent them out.
R House
R House 3 aylar önce
Same thing happening in Tampa! People moving in RV's and have full time jobs or are seniors on fixed incomes.
Prophet seven
Prophet seven 2 aylar önce
They over Tax people there too!
Preston Pittman
Preston Pittman 3 aylar önce
You can't ignore how bad things really are now!
Johnny4aces 3 aylar önce
Maybe open borders is the answer? Coming attractions.
Max Smith
Max Smith 3 aylar önce
Homelessness will become materially worse in 2023. Soaring rents and other costs. That leaves fewer option for most.
Jb needs other peoples Money to pay his bills
@Max Smith Yes. And guess who suffers? EVERYONE. LOL.
Ron P
Ron P 3 aylar önce
Gavin do good job
Feather Fashion
Feather Fashion 3 aylar önce
If you've got an illegal hustle that's pulling in 2-8k a month, you probably shouldn't be telling the world about it on the news.
rash b
rash b 3 aylar önce
Haha right? He seems like a nice regular dude so I was like "Dude what are you doing?"
Johnathan David Dunster
Yeah helping people by changing up to $ 800 a month when you could buy one for a couple of grand .....
Christine 3 aylar önce
@Johnathan David Dunster Exactly! Used RVs can be had pretty cheap or you can get a new one for the same monthly note they're paying in rent for these things.
R W 3 aylar önce
@Christineyou’re assuming they have good credit to get one. Why do you think they rent from him? Can’t be just because they like the guy.
Minolta Araya
Minolta Araya 3 aylar önce
What people don’t understand is that many of these ‘homeless’ people are paying the same amount for those RVs as rent costs for apartments. No one is renting to a homeless person because of the well intentioned, yet flawed legislation that makes it SO difficult to evict here.. I offered 3 months rent plus deposit for a place they just would not rent to me because of my credit which was only low from student loans and as an artist with difficult to prove/inconsistent income I got stuck in a cycle of way more expensive subleases. We need affordable houses but more than that we need landlords to actually rent to people with less than a 700 credit score. These RVs are a symptom of this public health emergency, not the cause.
Network126 3 aylar önce
Exactly. I pay rent to live in an RV like this. I work. I'm not on drugs. I just have a lot of debt and car problems and can't afford proper housing. Not even a room.
Linus A
Linus A 3 aylar önce
If the rent is 800 a month, that's less than a single room apartment in Los Angeles which is over 1,800.
Jann D.
Jann D. 3 aylar önce
Seventeen Seventy Thirteen
What we need is no landlords.
Katydid 3 aylar önce
@Seventeen Seventy Thirteen What would that look like?
OceanBlue Heart
OceanBlue Heart 3 aylar önce
Cities & State should pass legislation that can turn vacant lots, parking lots into registered RV Residentials areas with a city transporting system for the working class & elderly.
Michelle Shaw
Michelle Shaw 3 aylar önce
I'm a permanently disabled, Blind Senior that has been homeless over a year. I was living in Senior housing but due to a new director on the board had a conflict with ME personally I was thrown, literally, into the street after 30 days. I lived there over 4 years, paid my rent faithfully, never missed, got along with all the other tenants and when I asked why, they said they didn't have a reason and didn't need one. It was on December 8. 2021 during Covid and in the Rocky Mountains, snowing. I had lived in the County 36 years, worked, paid taxes, involved in schools, community, raised 2 sons myself, that are good citizens, and because someone didn't like me, I was homeless with nowhere to go. They even took my power chair and disposed of it. I am BLIND, alone, and terrified, can't drive, no public transportation. So, it can happen to anyone, for no reason even. I've never felt so down, scared, ashamed, and hopeless. My disability with the new big raise is $906 A month. I can't afford rent and I physically can't work. I want to but, my body says no way. We are homeless and hopeless out here. If I was an illegal alien I would be cared for, or a criminal. Why is crime so rampant, why are there crazy, angry people everywhere, why are our citizens homeless?? Jobless??? We take care of everybody else but our own. We have VETERANS that are homeless, without medical care, but we send BILLIONS to Ukraine, Turkey, anybody have a problem? Uncle Sam will help!! unless you're an American. People thonk SeniorsvNd Disabled people are taken care of. We are NOT. Let me know when there's a glimmer of hope. Lol. I'm in the 1992 White Jeep, living there. Those RVs look pretty good to me with rent I might be able to pay. A Colorado Mountain Grandma USA 💔🥀😢🇺🇸 I know it's Cali you're talking about but the story is the same, all across this once fine Country. Same story, different location. 😭
My experience is that Colorado is a disaster for retirees. I left when I retired because I could plan ahead to leave. Now I have a great TRvid channel preaching successful retirement strategies. So sorry to read this.
Chill Will
Chill Will 2 aylar önce
Did you contact DRS in your state, did you contact the State and Federal AG offices? There is plenty of help to get justice available and paid for by taxpayers, but you have to use it.
Margaret Nolan
Margaret Nolan 2 aylar önce
I'm sorry but something doesn't add up in your story. Your two "good citizen" sons should take care of you. If they don't, something is seriously wrong with them. No husband was mentioned, I noticed.
Denise Mayosky
Denise Mayosky 2 aylar önce
​@Margaret NolanDo you have any compassion for her???
junit483 3 aylar önce
Renting them out? This is beyond insane
Michael Ross
Michael Ross 2 aylar önce
what do you expect everything to be for free?
junit483 2 aylar önce
@Michael Ross I expect the same rules for all. No more socialism for the rich and brutal capitalism for the poor. This is below slum lord standards
Chill Will
Chill Will 2 aylar önce
@junit483 This is below LEGAL standards. We pay a huge government to make and enforce laws, seems obvious we just don't need that government anymore.
Sandra Chank
Sandra Chank 3 aylar önce
My friend and her husband needed to rent for three months and found a studio apartment for $3000, a month. Outrageous. Have an RV but everywhere they checked could only stay 10 days at a time....if they could even find available space.
Ya Mama
Ya Mama 3 aylar önce
I'm sure glad I won't have anything to do with California but besides that I worked here my whole life I have to live a $900 a month social security Biden took away the food the illegals come over the border they get phones food stamps debit cards they get more than the seniors and the vets get a month I couldn't even afford to live in one of those RVs for six or seven or eight hundred dollars that would be my whole income and then the New York and Chicago they put them up in hotels they give them free food everything think it's special Cooks brought in to make them food from their countries while the rest of us have to live on next to nothing
Christine 3 aylar önce
@Ya Mama Yeah you keep voting Republican and watch them take your Social Security away.
C Me
C Me 3 aylar önce
Once you allow a problem to mushroom, it's very difficult to correct. There was once a time when legislators worked to solve problems. Now, I'm not sure what they do other than push paper.
K B 3 aylar önce
They give each other jobs....only if you're a Democrat and woke.
Network126 3 aylar önce
I pay rent to live in an RV like this. I work. I'm not on drugs. I just have a lot of debt and car problems and can't afford proper housing. Not even a room.
Just z
Just z 3 aylar önce
They get paid on the other end to not fix anything!
s whaht
s whaht 3 aylar önce
And collect a nice salary with health benefits while they obstruct legislatures, in too many cases.
EverythingIsBrokenInc 3 aylar önce
@Network126what matter is paying your debt when your trying to survive and a roof over your head. Reading your comments you make it sound like your working endlessly but can’t afford a room? You also mention your car needing repair. Go get a different job where you don’t drive your car ? Stop making excuses and look for opportunity. It is NOT hard to make 100.00 a day take home 5 days a week in America. 1000 for a room gets you in a very nice home. With the excuses your making for yourself it wont ever get better and this is your now permanent situation is what you’re saying ? That’s nonsense. You can do it. If you have a clean driving record and you’re not on any drugs, company’s would love to have you. Go apply for deliver jobs driving there cars. Put the debt on hold, save a few months and get into a proper home. Repeat and grow, you CAN do it!
ChrisVillanueva 3 aylar önce
I left almost a decade ago. I had to be making 3x the rent in order to stay in my apartment, and I made groceries work, had my utilities paid, but for nothing else. And then getting burglarized and all valuables being taken was the last straw. Cops showed up 14 hours later. 🤦🏾
Tracy Marquez
Tracy Marquez 3 aylar önce
Exactly, as if the high exorbitant rents weren’t enough, criminals are marking the buildings/units they intend on committing theft/burglary, sometimes it’s flyers left in cars/doors or stickers/spray paint. It’s beyond unnerving that renters can’t live with peace of mind, and sometimes have to sleep with one eye open!
A Stanton1966
A Stanton1966 3 aylar önce
@Tracy Marquez I knew a social worker-type lady and she was renting in the Tenderloin area. She slept with a kitchen knife under her pillow and this was back in the 1970's.
Michael Ross
Michael Ross 2 aylar önce
Really wow because the cops don't show up here at all!
This is so sad. This lady seems so nice. It breaks my ❤😭
Ilia s.
Ilia s. 2 aylar önce
RedLion502 Aylar önce
Lynn Aylar önce
It is indeed! My rent when I lived near LA in the mid 80's and 90's for a regular apartment was about what these RV renters are paying. It just shows how much regular apartment rent has increased since then.
Rose Cullum
Rose Cullum 3 aylar önce
This has happened for years n years , we care for stray animals better than fellow humans
Ruby Sparrow
Ruby Sparrow 3 aylar önce
I have a caravan totally redone so you can live in it year round. Though I have an apartment I realized years ago if you have one major expensive drawback and it is usually medical I am in trouble so I bought this van and I slowly fixed it up for an elderly woman the last thirteen years after my husband passed away. I knew the day would come that I will not be able to afford an apartment, medicine and food at the same time. It is sad that you work your whole life for what? A caravan, smh. I started working at twelve and my husband at ten, now in my late fifties and my husband gone I decided to travel around the USA and Canada the day after I retire. America where no one cares until your in the same boat. We are one paycheck from the street and the things the politicians want you to care about isn't paying the bills or putting a roof over your head nor food on the table. I don't care about woke, hunter's laptop, trump, biden, or who hates who for whatever reason their grey cells get all affronted about. I do care about people who for no reason but money constraints will be homeless, I know a few that you would never believe that are as of right now without a home. I am thankful I planned ahead and if something happens to me at least someone in my family will have a use for it.
Tracy Marquez
Tracy Marquez 3 aylar önce
Very true, people have to move often here in California because the landlords raise the rent when the lease is up $200 to $400 sometimes more! People don’t often get big enough income raises every year to afford all the increases from food to housing, etcetera. Others move often because the roommates move out or they divorce/spouse dies
Ezequiel Pedroza
Ezequiel Pedroza 3 aylar önce
That's smart.
Michael Ross
Michael Ross Aylar önce
If you both were working at that young of age than you would have some savings to fall back on.
The Notorious Gryyn
The Notorious Gryyn 3 aylar önce
These vanlords are trying to find solutions that are affordable, I salute them. Just gotta make it safer and more hygenic, wealthy people who want to make a change should work with this vanlord, and make RV parks that are affordable! 👍
Network126 3 aylar önce
I pay rent to live in an RV like this. I work. I'm not on drugs. I just have a lot of debt and car problems and can't afford proper housing. Not even a room.
M R 3 aylar önce
I would too, but who knows if they are abusing their tenants. Also when SHTF, they can just wash their hands from any damages.
Karla britfeld
Karla britfeld 3 aylar önce
Wealthy people? Wealthy people won't help anyone.
John Doe
John Doe 3 aylar önce
@Karla britfeld it's not their job
Hardpass 3 aylar önce
Every other state side eyes California. Very unfortunate what the politicians have done to its people.
Carla Marlene
Carla Marlene 3 aylar önce
My God have mercy upon these poor souls
V A 3 aylar önce
It’s a little late for the fairy tale stuff..
C 3 aylar önce
He is doing the right thing he actually is making it affordable. The government could fix this problem but they rather do nothing because it’s not in their backyard.
Jas 2 aylar önce
yup. I am hopeful for the younger generations (my millennials especially) to come up with a better plan bc this government is lazy and greedy.
Bart 3 aylar önce
Hey, my landlord told me last week he wants the rent unchanged due to my payment stability and the way I take care of his property. Yesterday got the message from him, that he rethink the case and wants 20% more. Now I understand how Europe history developed in late '30s.
Jan H80
Jan H80 3 aylar önce
Adolf was all about affordable housing. 😂
Chill Will
Chill Will 2 aylar önce
Hope you have found another place.
Bart 2 aylar önce
@Balletified Got new place already, and those greedy s..ckers can't find anyone. Business, stable rental income and fair price are one thing, but this was purely sinful greed.
drmodestoesq 2 aylar önce
Germany invaded Poland for affordable housing?
Adrian Gomez
Adrian Gomez 2 aylar önce
@drmodestoesq Lebensraum
L. A. Boyko
L. A. Boyko 3 aylar önce
The irony of the matter is plenty of housing exists in L.A.. None of it affordable.
Tracy Marquez
Tracy Marquez 3 aylar önce
Exactly! Greedy landlords with strict requirements would rather have a vacant apartment/houses then to rent to anyone who doesn’t have a six figure income/excellent credit or big money in the bank!
boomer150 2 aylar önce
Property owners should get finned for leaving a property empty, might give them a reason to lower there asking rent to fill it.
Chill Will
Chill Will 2 aylar önce
Maybe it's time for city councils to start banning short term rentals.
drmodestoesq 2 aylar önce
@Chill Will It's time for city councils to stop preventing construction of new housing.
Sven C
Sven C 3 aylar önce
Well when rent is so freaking high, what else are people supposed to do? Not saying it’s right but some people would rather do this than give up virtually their entire paycheck just to get stuck in a vicious cycle.
D. Fenestrator
D. Fenestrator 3 aylar önce
Uh, you move to a cheaper city or state. It's not like this hasn't been done millions of times already.
♈ Improvise Adapt & Overcome ♈
​@D. Fenestrator out of touch much? Wow
Jeffy Dohmer
Jeffy Dohmer 3 aylar önce
@D. Fenestrator it’ only costs 9 months rent to move to a new state
coffee cake
coffee cake 3 aylar önce
@D. Fenestrator Cheaper state?? Like where… Mongolia?? 🤦‍♀️
Chill Will
Chill Will 2 aylar önce
Can you imagine landlords renting uninsured apartments or houses built on public property with stolen utilities, no working water or sewer, how fast would the city government be all over that? 😕
TY Choi
TY Choi 3 aylar önce
IMHO, the billions being appropriated to "fight the homeless crisis" in California, are at best misused. There are numerous variables that surround the general idea of 'homelessness", so I'll stick to this specific "issue" of RV's being used for housing. I can't imagine it would take much of an investment for LA county to establish a trailer park of sorts, for those who have found hard times and have turned to an RV for their temporary or even permanent residence. IMHO, those who reside in an RV have done so by necessity and by choice. I happen to be one in that group of people. How I got here is too long to get into. Why I have chosen my RV as home is simply because its was my best option to support myself and maintain an avenue to regain the financial stability I once had before I fell into difficult times. I would like to think many are similar to my situation. I do not litter the streets as if its my personal garbage can, I dont hijack public utilities for my personal use, I dont commit crimes against others, nor do I resort to theft for any reason. I'm not confortable by no means, but everyone goes through difficult times and its how we choose to confront it that matters . I don't believe its a "one size fits all" solution for "homelessness" nor is it a good use of effort and resources for a city or county to criminalize or make it more difficult for those who are obviously doing what they can to rise up from their situation.
coffee cake
coffee cake 3 aylar önce
I completely agree with you. Large, city owned vacant lots or abandoned areas, small RV’s at no cost, 24hr security. Water, electric, showers, washers & dryers, counseling, social workers, etc. I’m completely serious. LA County has wasted close to ONE BILLION $$ on nonsense.
Network126 3 aylar önce
Exactly!!!! That's an excellent idea! I pay rent to live in an RV like this. I work. I'm not on drugs. I just have a lot of debt and car problems and can't afford proper housing. Not even a room.
Mark Hardy
Mark Hardy 3 aylar önce
LA build 300 square feet tiny homes for $837,000.00 a piece
Ynne Cö
Ynne Cö 2 aylar önce
It’s all about the kooky laws and loopholes. The affordable housing builders are in on the program. They want this reality to continue, real estate sector get taxed big time but if they use tiny fraction of their buildings - unadvertised - as “affordable home” they end up making far much more income.
linda mcdermott
linda mcdermott 3 aylar önce
There are so many empty buildings in Los Angeles...old strip malls etc.. they could turn them into multiple studio apartments so at least people would have a shower and toilet. There is an answer to this crisis of homelessness...of course there are deep problems...but living as humans is the first response!
Timothy Szabo
Timothy Szabo 3 aylar önce
Good point. No doubt your garage could house a whole family. Time for you to hire a couple carpenters and start spending your money on the conversion- make sure you do absolutely everything up to code to avoid any potential lawsuits from your tenants. While you are waiting on the permits (good luck on that BTW), you should tell your home insurance company about your plans- they will have some adjustments to make on your premium. You will want to look into how this income will affect your tax returns, but of course if you give it to people for free that probably wont be an issue. Also, you probably should also read up about squatters rights in CA- you'll also want to secure a lawyer or two for some point down the road just in case. Thanks for stepping up to the plate and not being a NIMBY.
V A 3 aylar önce
It’s not that easy.. It costs almost as much money as building something new from the ground up to make these places work. The biggest issue with retrofitting old commercial buildings is they weren’t designed for all the plumbing that would be needed. They weren’t built to code for residential use.. and there’s too much red tape politically. You’d have to get the zoning changed as well, and the citizens near those areas would oppose it. Everybody wants to solve homelessness, but nobody wants them near where they live. It’s a no win situation.
linda mcdermott
linda mcdermott 2 aylar önce
@Timothy Szabo well i live in a tiny apartment, very happily!
Andrea Murray
Andrea Murray 3 aylar önce
As a middle class family i know there is no.way we could afford CA or NYC! It is impossible for a homeless person to get off the streets into housing.
Gary Morris
Gary Morris 3 aylar önce
I agree, I am retired, and comfortable financially, in Nebraska, but I would not be so in California.
Jeff S
Jeff S 3 aylar önce
People cannot afford to live thus they are forced to downsize and live in their vehicles as a last resort. What do you expect?
Kyle Horton
Kyle Horton 2 aylar önce
This guy is helping homeless. Love this
j a
j a Aylar önce
No he isn't. He breaks into the rv and steals your stuff if you're a little late on paying rent.
Agustin Perez
Agustin Perez 3 aylar önce
“Is doing this even legal?” Since when does it matter if any of this is legal?!
書呆子 2 aylar önce
Now the IRS will come after this guy if he's not paying his taxes.
Jeff S
Jeff S 3 aylar önce
If basic housing was affordable, this wouldn't be a problem.
Network126 3 aylar önce
Exactly!! I pay rent to live in an RV like this. I work. I'm not on drugs. I just have a lot of debt and car problems and can't afford proper housing. Not even a room.
nobody special
nobody special 3 aylar önce
Rent is based on incomes in an area. If you work and can't afford rent, then clearly you need to get a better job or move. It's that simple.
Jeff S
Jeff S 3 aylar önce
@nobody special BS 😂
Jeff S
Jeff S 3 aylar önce
@nobody special Rent Is based on what landlords can extract.
Jb needs other peoples Money to pay his bills
@nobodyspecial4702 Millions can't survive in america then we have the few with a bullhorn proclaiming " You can do because I did it!" While living off of generational wealth and other handouts. Lol.
Juan Aylar önce
With all the homeless people in America. I’m glad to see see someone trying to help them to have some kind of roof over their heads and keep them from sleeping on the sidewalks.
Drawing Momentum
Drawing Momentum 3 aylar önce
Vanlords should be required to provide legal lease, on record with city officials, that van renters show as proof that all taxes, liabilities, maintenances etc have been taken care of.
Chrissy Lovinmylife
Chrissy Lovinmylife 3 aylar önce
I have sooo much respect for that guy who rents out RVs to ppl. I need to get his info just in case I become homeless….. inflation is real yall! 🤦🏽‍♀️
V A 3 aylar önce
Inflation is not making the rent prices what they are. And rent is the biggest issue for people becoming homeless. Corporations are buying up the houses, they’re buying apartment complexes and charging the highest amount they can. It’s just good ol fashioned capitalism. Which is good for a lot of things, but it will always hurt the people at the bottom the most.
Gianni Rodriguez-Parris
He’s my friend I work with him. We’re always available and can work with you. Weekly or monthly.
Cynthia Schell
Cynthia Schell 3 aylar önce
Build a lot more low income housing, and renovate empties homes for use. Even though many snobs opposed this in their neighborhoods, I think it's still better than having people in the streets or living in a van or camper. We'd see our neighborhoods improve and tax dollars at work helping others instead of going overseas for political/destructive wars
Tracey Tracey🌞🏝
Tracey Tracey🌞🏝 3 aylar önce
This doesn’t seem right. We need affordable housing. Bottom line.
miketlane 3 aylar önce
we need affordable wadges
Network126 3 aylar önce
I pay rent to live in an RV like this. I work. I'm not on drugs. I just have a lot of debt and car problems and can't afford proper housing. Not even a room.
Network126 3 aylar önce
​@Pinche Bruha Moving is expensive.
Jade L
Jade L 3 aylar önce
Real issue outside of said discrimination against the homeless, is that there is not one tow company wants to start a contract with the city towing RVs because no wants to lease a lot to big enough to impound those rigs, or dispose of them....
Network126 3 aylar önce
We need affordable housing. I pay rent to live in an RV like this. I work. I'm not on drugs. I just have a lot of debt and car problems and can't afford proper housing. Not even a room.
MrJuvefrank 3 aylar önce
There doesn't need to be more people shoved off land, and or shoved out of their homes. I'm glad to hear they aren't willing to do such caustic things to such unlucky folks.
J Aad
J Aad 3 aylar önce
Yeah this needs to be regulated. Having that miserable experience is one thing but people making money off it through unregulated rents is worst, leeching.
Network126 3 aylar önce
We need affordable housing. I pay rent to live in an RV like this. I work. I'm not on drugs. I just have a lot of debt and car problems and can't afford proper housing. Not even a room.
AC 3 aylar önce
No somebody has come in and provided living for other since everybody's crying about people being in tents. If people want to cry about people not paying their fair share pray about the tax cuts Trump gave to the rich people cry about the churches who operate collecting millions tax free
TheFreePantheist 3 aylar önce
better than sleeping on the streets tho right?
OceanLover 3 aylar önce
It already is regulated, they are called RV parks.
Josh Schmidt
Josh Schmidt 3 aylar önce
@AC it's always Trumps fault huh? Never yours? And you wonder why things never change, yeah?
Andrew Blair
Andrew Blair 3 aylar önce
people are paying the rent for an actual place in most states to live in an RV in an industrial zone without a bathroom or connection to the grid, and the best the city council can do is legalize it… I was born and raised in LA, i drive through that 2 mile stretch on my way home from work every day. I’m not sure if it is a lack of competence or simply any willpower, but man if this isn’t the most pathetic thing
書呆子 2 aylar önce
Where can you rent a place for $900?
AarenIgnazio77 2 aylar önce
Cities should create 55+ Housing; akin to a college dormitory-style center, offering individual one-bedroom units with private bathrooms, alongside shared amenities like cooking and laundry areas. It can be perplexing to think that cities struggle to construct modest apartments for their residents while simultaneously attempting to convince us that they can effectively combat global warming.
Jim B
Jim B Aylar önce
City officials should be ashamed for letting this happen.There is going to be a health epidemic that will effect everyone.
Suzanne 3 aylar önce
This is far better than people living on the streets.
I Play With Toys
I Play With Toys 3 aylar önce
No it isn't. It's disgusting
barbara dowda
barbara dowda 3 aylar önce
It’s better till they park near your house !
Network126 3 aylar önce
I pay rent to live in an RV like this. I work. I'm not on drugs. I just have a lot of debt and car problems and can't afford proper housing. Not even a room.
AC 3 aylar önce
Yeah you got the lawmakers that are like yeah we're going to make laws and regulations to make it harder for people to live in RVs but don't actually want to pass any laws or regulations to hold landlords and landowners accountable for making places affordable and hijacking prices...
Melinda Saddler
Melinda Saddler 3 aylar önce
The RV owner is doing the same thing as the government. These people are being used...
Cindy 3 aylar önce
So these vanlords are collecting rent with these RVs parked on free public streets? I’m sure it’s a 100% unreported cash business.
Doobie Deb
Doobie Deb 3 aylar önce
Joseph Adam
Joseph Adam 3 aylar önce
Oh no. The government won't get more of our money for nothing.
MamaHarperr 3 aylar önce
Look at you... on here snitching Cindy!!!
Ray L
Ray L 3 aylar önce
The government will clean this up real quick knowing they aren't getting any money out of this!!
Ryan Hunt
Ryan Hunt 3 aylar önce
Yes. Unreported. Join the elite
M Soda
M Soda 3 aylar önce
This isn’t a new issue in past there were shanty towns. We also need to acknowledge that not all homeless people are on drugs or criminals
nobody special
nobody special 2 aylar önce
Only 99% of them.
Desi 3 aylar önce
If their paying 6 - $800 a month, some homeless people should try and move in together and be roommates in an apartment. I think RVs are great for the transition process back into society. They shouldn’t be judged for it. Not if they’re trying to get their life’s together, unlike the ones who are still in their disease to addiction. I wish everyone the best :(
Dan Sol's
Dan Sol's 3 aylar önce
they already have been moving into apartments causing trouble. Often inviting their friends from the street to shower, take up parking, and loiter where good paying tenants live.
coffee cake
coffee cake 3 aylar önce
@Dan Sol's yep. Starting fires. Making meth. Dealing drugs. You name it. Generally speaking, they make nightmare tenants. The county needs to become their landlord and enforce laws. Give them all the needs for small, free, RV’s, provide 24hr security. Take the streets back.
Network126 3 aylar önce
I pay rent to live in an RV like this. I work. I'm not on drugs. I just have a lot of debt and car problems and can't afford proper housing. Not even a room.
Invisible 3 aylar önce
Desi - you hear voices much 🤣 roommate's!!!
Mountain Bike Addict
Mountain Bike Addict 3 aylar önce
You act like they are normal people
J M 2 aylar önce
How can we let things get this far? RVs can not even legally parked on the street for more than a few days in most communities.
Karla britfeld
Karla britfeld 3 aylar önce
$600 a month for a van??? I used to rent an apartment in Glendale for $350 a month. Not that long ago.
Ms. Nancy
Ms. Nancy 3 aylar önce
If 1970 isn't that long ago.
Tracy Marquez
Tracy Marquez 3 aylar önce
Exactly, $350 for an apartment in Southern Ca is unheard of, unless a person is in section 8 (HUD)
Kenny Wagnon
Kenny Wagnon 3 aylar önce
Bs I lived in Los Angeles for 20 years and every affordable rental units were taken by non citizens And rent 20 years ago just as expensive as today .
Michael Ross
Michael Ross 2 aylar önce
@Tracy Marquez yep probably on section 8. Glendale is very expensive!
Heyyybray 2 aylar önce
My first apartment in NC was $650 for a 1 bed 1 bath like 5 years ago.
Sonja Sleeper
Sonja Sleeper 3 aylar önce
600 to 800 a month! No bathroom? This is crazy. Only in California
Mercedes Beard
Mercedes Beard 3 aylar önce
This is going on literally across the entire country, not just California.
B W 3 aylar önce
Sadly it's like that in oregon too. But I guess some have a bathroom. Plenty homeless here too. "Affordable rent" for 1 bedroom is $800-2400 depending.....
Christine 3 aylar önce
That dude is going to get hit with a massive fine and probably sued.
Ynne Cö
Ynne Cö 2 aylar önce
I lived in San Antonio and the only rents I could find were 1500+, it’s the worst in CA but it’s not only CA.
Tracy Marquez
Tracy Marquez 3 aylar önce
The RV is a home with all the services of a little apartment or house if they have good generators but those batteries are expensive to replace. Some choose to liv in an RV to save money/afford nutritious food, etcetera. The main problem is parking, especially when the city cracks down on street parking
MewGaming827 Chu
MewGaming827 Chu 3 aylar önce
Vanlords needs to pay for the clean ups. These lawmakers needs to be paying restitutions and make them accountable for these dangerous mess.
higgy636 2 aylar önce
Major respect to the dude getting the money.
Sandy Rose
Sandy Rose 3 aylar önce
Our leaders caused this problem of homelessness --- they don't care about people. They see them all around - living under freeways, families living in parks, encampments on the same streets as City Hall in downtown Los Angeles - and they "don't see a thing." They keep telling us they're spending $$$$$$$$$$$ to help the homeless - but the problems keep getting worse. Where should people live? Where should they go? How could they function?
Network126 3 aylar önce
Exactly! I pay rent to live in an RV like this. I definitely have difficulty functioning in this type of situation. I work though, as much as I'm able to, and I'm not on drugs. I just have a lot of debt and car problems and can't afford proper housing. Not even a room.
nobody special
nobody special 3 aylar önce
LA spends 3 billion, with a b, dollars a year on the homeless. Clearly no amount of money is going to solve a problem while the people living it are content to do so. When getting drugs means more to them than having shelter and food, there really is nothing you can do to change that.
Bryan 3 aylar önce
Because on the job description it is mandatory that you have to be a psychopath and a narcissist
Sandy Rose
Sandy Rose 3 aylar önce
@nobody special Where did that $3 Billion go? Not to help the homeless, I'm sure. Not everyone is on drugs, alcohol or mentally unstable. Is the govt trying to stop the flow of drugs into America esp. Fentanyl - NO!!! Many people are working - and many can't work because of ill health, age, alone with no family or bad circumstances. Our govt likes this problem - they help many others who aren't deserving - and that includes Big Businesses.
Prophet seven
Prophet seven 2 aylar önce
@nobody special Its over $20 Billion
Vag Pounder
Vag Pounder 2 aylar önce
These vanlord guys are actually genius lol
Ness B
Ness B 3 aylar önce
It’s shocking when I passed by on forest lawn about 5 months ago, seeing all these vans right by Warner bros studios.
myvenusheeler 3 aylar önce
As bad as this is that a group of people live in these motorhomes all lined up together it seems pretty clear that most municipalities will put an end to this arrangement soon enough. Not sure where they will put them next, but they won't put up with this much longer. What a mess.
Blaine Mitchell
Blaine Mitchell 3 aylar önce
If the city is going to allow this, then they should place bathrooms around and connect watermains so people can get water. Also, place trash cans and have trash collection. For some of these people, that's all they want. You can't help everyone get off the streets, so give them the basics.
Johnathan David Dunster
Being without a shower or toilet is a absolute BLOODY nightmare.....
999happyhaunts✨ 3 aylar önce
Not sure how people r surviving when a mere room cost $800-1200 a ROOM
♈ Improvise Adapt & Overcome ♈
I had to move to Mississippi from my hometown in San Diego
William Van Steenwyk
William Van Steenwyk 3 aylar önce
My thoughts exactly! Then you’re stuck living with a roommate who thinks they’re your parents. Enforcing ridiculous rules like “absolutely no noise after 10pm, or no friends over, no pets, no overnight guests, no drugs or alcohol.” Like I am already paying half your rent, why are you treating me like your prisoner?
William Van Steenwyk
William Van Steenwyk 3 aylar önce
Oh and you had better plan on being single for the rest of your life. Because only your roommate is allowed to live happy with her partner.
Network126 3 aylar önce
I pay rent to live in an RV like this. I work. I'm not on drugs. I just have a lot of debt and car problems and can't afford proper housing. Not even a room.
Jason Scott
Jason Scott Aylar önce
When everything is priced the way it is i say good for these people to come up with a viable solution to their problem. Which is probably due to no fault of their own. We need national rent control now
書呆子 2 aylar önce
The issue in the last two decades are people who should not qualify to buy a 2nd home are approved to buy one and now they have to have renters pay their mortgage. If you force to drop rent, this will put these people in bankruptcy. This is the reason why rent will not go down anymore unless these 2nd, 3rd, 4th and even 5th homeowners lose their homes. If everyone is meant to own one home only, we would not have this issue. Homes should be meant for living and not renting. If someone is super rich or can afford to buy a 2nd home, they should be able to but they shouldn't be able to rent them out.
ArtMyHeart 3 aylar önce
I know exactly where this is in Chatsworth. It’s disgusting! I won’t even go into any of the businesses over there, since I was harassed walking in.
Ms. Nancy
Ms. Nancy 3 aylar önce
That's why poor Tyler is crying. Maybe he should move his business, not throw the poorest of the poor back onto the street.
Kyle Resse Future-Cel
Kyle Resse Future-Cel 3 aylar önce
Wrong. Forest Lawn Dr. is near Forest Lawn cemetery which is near Griffith Park.
Shine The Light Kenzi Babenzi
Hes taking a huge risk helping them... at least hes doing something..it seems like if a person has the money they dont want the headaches.... but he takes this on regardless of all the issues, and risks.... and still makes money for himself.. people who help others still need to help themselves and thats not selfish..
iShowSpppd 2 aylar önce
My friend works at McDonald's on Lincoln and can't afford an apartment. He rents an RV for $600 now. He was in his minivan before. He's safe and happy with his dog. Give him a big raise, lower rental costs and you guys won't have this issue anymore. Have you forgotten these people are part of your community too?
書呆子 2 aylar önce
Unless you're the manager, you're not suppose to earn living wage working at McD. Homes should be for living and not as an investment. I issue in the last two decades are people who should not qualify to buy a 2nd home are approved to buy one and now they have to have renters pay their mortgage. If you force to drop rent, this will put these people in bankruptcy. This is the reason why rent will not go down anymore unless these 2nd, 3rd, 4th and even 5th homeowners lose their homes.
Dope Stories
Dope Stories 3 aylar önce
It is crazy how expensive rent is out there ... she pays $400 to live in something that is not even technically a home ( no offense to her, I have been there myself) ... over here on the east coast in upstate NY we rent a 2 story house with a finished attic (2 people) for $1400 a month so my rent $700 ... I know people with 1 bedroom apartments that pay in between 550 and 800 ... and actually some of the cheaper ones are nicer, its more about location ... people need to abandon califorina and just let the rich tech bros have it.
Melba Serra
Melba Serra 3 aylar önce
Government should look for alternatives to help homeless people and joining this gentleman trying to assist because he knows how it's like.
Jon S
Jon S 3 aylar önce
Better than being on the street in a tent.
Humangrowth Hormone
Humangrowth Hormone 3 aylar önce
RVs for rent should be stored on private property not public roads. Making a regulation where you must be licensed to rent out RVs would solve this issue. It would discourage people from even starting an RV rental business since they would have buy property or a lot in the first place.
Spark ⚡️
Spark ⚡️ 3 aylar önce
Send them in lots in the desert or valleys
Suzanne 3 aylar önce
Just STOP....this is far better than people living on the streets.
Spark ⚡️
Spark ⚡️ 3 aylar önce
@Suzanne take them to your home
Talk to the gland 🥖
I'm homeless but sometimes I'm home more and I like to panhandle while handling pan's by bed breath & beyond.😂🤣
ArtMyHeart 3 aylar önce
@ Suzanne Do you have the RV’s & trash lining your streets?
Alana Aites
Alana Aites Aylar önce
Yes, renting an RV is legal. Living in an RV isn't homeless. It's a different way to live. I don't think if I lived in an RV I would want to be in a city. Living in an RV is smarter than buying a house in today's economy. This man is helping the homeless to not be homeless. Rent is unaffordable for single people in today's economy. Buying a house for a single income is unaffordable.
Bang Bang
Bang Bang 2 aylar önce
I wish I could “help” people for $800 a month each! 🤣
Aaron Hill
Aaron Hill 3 aylar önce
In California they are concern about “illegally” parking of the RVs but not illegal to cross the border and confer public assistance and college tuition
wjrasmussen666 3 aylar önce
I know a 100% disabled veteran who started doing this back in 2019. It works for him.
bing 3 aylar önce
Man, $800 a month is about the note on a new RV, WTH? 🤷‍♂️
Daniel Perez II
Daniel Perez II 3 aylar önce
rv's have ridiculous high credit levels. i tried buying one and was rejected for a 14k rv but my new car is 25k and the bank approved that.
Karl Schön
Karl Schön 2 aylar önce
It’s Time when housing should get reinvented and people should learn to live off the grid like the early settlers before cities and towns ever existed.
Anyone Anyone
Anyone Anyone 3 aylar önce
At least someone is trying to help provide affordable housing, but thanks to your coverage they are all in danger of losing their homes! Great job! 😡
Maria 3 aylar önce
Tickets shouldn't be given by cops because it is their home. PROTECTION LAWS R NEEDED.
Everything is fine
Everything is fine 3 aylar önce
As long as they don't make a mess or commit violent crimes, I'm fine with this. However, van lords needs to be known and register with the county/city for tax & security
Shane T
Shane T 3 aylar önce
Lol the city wouldn't let them do it because apartments are more profitable for taxes. Also if they have to maintain them to the same standards as a house or apartment rental then housing costs go up to amounts these tenants can't afford
Everything is fine
Everything is fine 3 aylar önce
@Shane T yeah, you're probably right. The city is looking out for its own interests. Lord knows they're not looking out for us 😒
Neal Sidor
Neal Sidor 3 aylar önce
More than any other factor by a wide margin, GREED is the root of this 'problem'...
Brian Tep
Brian Tep 3 aylar önce
sad to witness the slow death of the American dream
Christopher W Wanamaker
Here is an idea, if they want to get all the RV's off the side of the road, but they still need to be used for those renting them out to live and survive and not be completely homeless. Then how about the city builds a couple of several story, taller than normal, parking garages with public bathrooms on each floor and with elevators, stairs, and RV utility hookups for each parking space. Then all these RV's and even some normal vehicle or Vans can all be consolidated to a few building locations and everyone gets a spot and there own hooks-up, but it gets them off the side of the busy streets and off the side walks. These buildings can even have security doors and security personnel and cleanups once a week or month on every level. If I was living out of an RV or doing the Van Life and living within a city, I would want something like what I'm suggesting and it solves the current problems!
Scott MichaelS
Scott MichaelS 3 aylar önce
Without enforcement, laws are nothing more than suggestions.
Mariah 3 aylar önce
But capitalism is the right way to go right Scott? lol! What a joke. I saw a care giving position that pays $15 and hour and that's here in CA and companies can get away with it. Capitalism is just one of the problems. Sorry I don't want to be a manager and spend all my days at work.
Michael Morrissey
Michael Morrissey 3 aylar önce
@Mariah work is a four letter word.
Humangrowth Hormone
Humangrowth Hormone 3 aylar önce
⁠@Mariah you realize in a capitalist society you can choose where you want to work at. Or do you not understand how capitalism works?
Juicy Fruit
Juicy Fruit 3 aylar önce
@Mariah If $15.00 is too low for you, then don't work as a caregiver. Find a better paid position. If you can't, consider moving somewhere that you can afford and can pay you enough. That's life, pal! For your information, there are some caregivers who are paid under the table and offered free room and board. No all caregivers are hired through a company. Caregiver positions are all advertised on flyers and word of mouth. My first job was a data entry clerk at a mom and pop shop. $3.75/hour and no benefits. I ended up as a rat catcher/pest control because the warehouse was located on a field which had plenty of birds, mice, and snakes. When I got a raise of $5.25/hour, I thought I was the King Sheee-it! I had to pay for my own insurance, though. But, hey! I was earning over $5!!!! In and Out Burgers are offering $24.00/hour with bennies. Go apply there!
Network126 3 aylar önce
​@Michael Morrissey I pay rent to live in an RV like this. I work. I'm not on drugs. I just have a lot of debt and car problems and can't afford proper housing. Not even a room.
Clear Glass
Clear Glass 3 aylar önce
So having a roof over your head is illegal. It’s just crazy. I understand the concerns but if you ask them to move the RV to a place where rvs are allowed, don’t they charge to put the rv in a spot. So these people just end up in the street again. So sad
WeGotThis1969 3 aylar önce
some say the vanlord has incriminated himself, but it seems like he knows exactly what he is doing. he isn't trying to hide. and the city probably recognizes that while far from ideal, its maybe a necessary compromise to allow this. LA has 66,000 homeless people and they are building housing for them at a rate of 1,500 units per year..which is less than the annual increase of new homeless. the cost of each unit they build averages $600,000. creative solutions are needed. the city should encourage and regulate these vanlords, set basic requirements for health and safety, and provide services including pump out, water, garbage pickup, plus all the social services the city has to offer....and continue building affordable housing.
Oboro 3 aylar önce
So the city is going to take the RVs away and replace it with...what? We're just going to see even more messy encampments springing up. Nobody is fixing the problem, they're just trying to move it.
Tracy Marquez
Tracy Marquez 3 aylar önce
Exactly, at least the RVs look like little rooms/houses on wheels and provide some privacy, as long as they’re kept clean/painted/free if outside garbage, but the cardboard tents or ripped plastic tarps look very unsightly on sidewalks/parking lots/river areas
Iris Collins
Iris Collins 3 aylar önce
Sweep it around, cover it up.... but that doesn't fix anything.
Acount Temporary
Acount Temporary 3 aylar önce
These are People who Once Contributed to the US Economy but now that They hit a Wall, They are being Disregarded. The Government should provide more Help to these People.
Network126 3 aylar önce
I still contribute to the US economy, but am also stuck paying rent to live in an RV like this. I work. I'm not on drugs. I just have a lot of debt and car problems and can't afford proper housing. Not even a room.
Network126 3 aylar önce
Joe Battaglia
Joe Battaglia 3 aylar önce
@Network126 You make this world turn? Really? Perhaps the people that have to be somewhere (like a job) are making the world turn, but it's not you. I have to be blunt with you Brian. You need to wake up!
Da ph
Da ph 3 aylar önce
I rent a room only from a house and I pay $700 a month. My teen and I share this room and we have to share the same bed. I cannot afford an apartment. A typical one-bedroom apartment in West Covina is $1800-$2500 a month.
Network126 3 aylar önce
I pay rent to live in an RV like this in LA. I work. I'm not on drugs. I just have a lot of debt and car problems and can't afford proper housing. Not even a room.
MEMA AMEM 3 aylar önce
Get a bunk bed.
Al Lincoln ____
Al Lincoln ____ 3 aylar önce
This is beautiful. Congrats.
Sean M
Sean M Aylar önce
This is insane how bad things have got on the west coast.
Kameron Van Gilst
Kameron Van Gilst 3 aylar önce
I feel bad for the old lady and her cute dog.
typeorulz 3 aylar önce
Regulation without enforcement is worse than useless--it lets people know there is no will to address scofflaws.. So what else do authorities fail to enforce???
CAMPS 3 aylar önce
The majority of these van lords are crime syndicates and street Ganga. They even charge rent for tents.
V A 3 aylar önce
Ahh yes, the ol ‘street gangs buying rv’s at auctions, in their name, and creating Craigslist ads to rent them out’ scam. I like how you just say “the majority” with having absolutely no info on the matter. Just saying whatever you feel is happening 😂
Paula Archuleta
Paula Archuleta 3 aylar önce
Landlord price rent so high that people working retail, fast foods, or any job making $15-$20 per hours can not pay rent. Lots of seniors and young kids living in RV or cars. CRAZY!
The Cornucopia Project
I live in a Van in NYC. Some are forced, some do it more voluntary. I wouldn’t rent an RV. Currently I am documenting on TRvid my own VanBuild
Heart Strings
Heart Strings 3 aylar önce
This should not be happening in Aimerica. So sick of the inflated rental costs.
Carlos 3 aylar önce
Won't be long before the IRS finds out how much in taxes they can collect from these "tenants"