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Santa Monica homeless might get ocean view

February 11, 2009 |  9:44 am

Santa Monica is known for its generous treatment of the homeless. But does that include an ocean view? According to the Daily Press, the city is talking about converting a building with prime ocean views into a house and support services for the homeless. Details from Melody Hanatani:

The views of the ocean for the homeless are about to get more comfortable. More than 35 years after purchasing a mixed-use building on scenic Ocean Avenue, City Hall is preparing to lease the property for affordable housing. The City Council is expected tonight to authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute a lease with OPCC and allocate $100,000 to the nonprofit homeless service provider for architectural, legal and consulting purposes.