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‘Bridge’ Housing for Hollywood Homeless under Construction
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AUGUST 28, 2018 - Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, 13th District, on Tuesday introduced a motion that completes the City’s formal review of a proposed temporary bridge housing facility in Hollywood, which aims to be the second temporary housing facility built in the city as part of Mayor Garcetti’s “A Bridge Home” program.
The proposed facility, which must still be approved by City Council, would temporarily house up to 70 people at a time; provide supportive services such as case management, mental health services, alcohol and drug addiction programs, and employment counseling; include 24/7 security; and would be operational for up to three years.
“We need more immediate solutions to get homeless individuals off the street and into a safe, clean environment,” said Councilmember O’Farrell. “We are moving forward together, and my office has been meeting with stakeholders adjacent to this parking lot, located at 1533 Schrader Boulevard. The response has been positive -- and the community understands we need to act.”
“This crisis demands bold steps to get people off the streets and into housing as quickly as possible,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. "Councilmember O’Farrell’s leadership will deliver results for the men and women living on the streets of Hollywood today, who will soon be able to take their tents down and build themselves up. Our city will be safer, cleaner, and more just because of it.”
As of March 17, 2019, the Hollywood Bridge Housing Shelter is scheduled to open on March 26.