Tiny, Mobile Houses for the Homeless Raise Ire in San Pedro

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Tiny wooden homes on wheels, roughly the size of garden sheds, have popped up on San Pedro streets as a temporary way to house the homeless.

A photo provided to KTLA shows tiny houses created in San Pedro on Aug. 11, 2015.
A photo provided to KTLA shows tiny houses created in San Pedro on Aug. 11, 2015.

The wooden structures are reminiscent of the small home created by a South Los Angeles man that became famous through a viral video, drawing millions of viewers on YouTube and spurring tens of thousands of dollars in donations to build more tiny homes for those in need.

But after a handful of similar structures appeared in San Pedro, Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino said he wants them removed immediately, calling them "a threat in many ways to our public safety."

The councilman complained the movable homes lacked running water, sewer connections or reflective markings to make them more visible to passing drivers at night. Three have been set up near a county clinic in recent days.

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