Friday, May 08, 2015

Homeless Woman Procures Portable Pad

Meet Irene "Smokie" McGhee. Poor thing had been sleeping on the streets of South Los Angeles for more than a decade after she lost her hubby and house until she got this kick-ass mini house -- a gift built for her by a concerned neighbor -- where she can finally listen to her boom box in peace. Although there are few precedents for this kind of domicile, Smokie says local police have told her she won't be bothered so long as she moves her crib -- small enough to fit in a parking space -- every three days. The structure is so small that it wouldn't require permits if built on private property, said Luke Zamperini, spokesman for the Building and Safety department, so here's hoping Smokie a smooth ride going forward.


 CBS Los Angeles reports: Inspired by the need in his community, house builder Elvis Summers started a campaign, “My Tiny House Project L.A.,” on the crowdfunding website GoFundMe so he can hire other homeless people to build their own houses with him. Learn more HERE.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Really great of you to put this story up.