Private Citizens Try to Help Homeless By Giving Them Tiny Houses; City of Los Angeles Steals Them - Hit & Run :

"Government is just another name for how we make sure generous attempts

to better the lives of the destitute come to naught, as reported in the
Los Angeles Times today under the headline: 'L.A. seizes tiny houses
from homeless people.'
A man named Elvis Summers had been building and giving away small wooden
houses with solar lights (and American flags!) to the homeless in L.A.;
the city has already confiscated three of them on freeway overpasses,
and plans to snatch 7 more of them today, according to the city Bureau
of Sanitation. Councilman Curren Price ordered the theft.
The city is storing them for now on a lot, but will eventually just
destroy them. ..."