A judge says Los Angeles must house every homeless person living on the city's skid row by mid-October, before enforcing bylaws to clear its sidewalks. He made the ruling in a lawsuit brought last year by downtown businesses and residents, saying the city and county had focused on permanent solutions while ignoring temporary shelter needs that filled parks, sidewalks and highways. The judge also wants to regularly review city plans for spending $1 billion it has budgeted to permanently house the homeless. The city is reviewing the ruling.

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