The Washington Post reports:
President Trump has ordered White House officials to conduct a sweeping crackdown on homelessness in California, citing the state’s growing crisis, according to four government officials aware of the effort.
The talks have intensified in recent weeks. Administration officials have discussed using the federal government to get homeless people off the streets of Los Angeles and other areas and into new government-backed facilities, according to two officials briefed on the planning. But it is unclear how they could accomplish this and what legal authority they would use.
Top officials representing the White House, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Domestic Policy Council arrived in California this week for a round of talks. A particular focus has been the “skid row” section of Los Angeles, officials said.