Bringing Hope to Hope Street

Community members attended on Feb. 27 an informational fair to learn about proposed emergency bridge housing in District 9 to help local homeless people living in nearby encampments.

Councilman Curren Price has identified a site on 2817 S. Hope St. to be considered for the temporary housing program. The facility would include up to 100 private beds for homeless men and women, as well as toilets, showers, onsite storage and meals.

This week’s open house brought partners together to share information related to crisis and bridge housing facilities, as well as social services available. The effort was part of Mayor Garcetti’s “A Bridge Home” temporary housing initiative. The citywide program aims to get Angelenos off the streets and on a path out of homelessness and into supportive housing until a long-term home is secured.

For more information on the proposed bridge housing project in District 9, please call Councilman Price’s Constituent Service Center at (323) 846-2651.

About A Bridge Home:

The temporary facilities are constructed on City-owned properties and offer 24-hour security and intensive wrap-around services like case management, mental health care, substance abuse treatment, job training and housing placement, among other support. The program also includes additional resources for Sanitation teams to restore spaces that were previously homeless encampment sites into safe and clean passageways. To learn more about “A Bridge Home,” click here.

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