During the first week of November, the third “Safe Parking” location will be opening in District 9 near Downtown and the Los Angeles Convention Center with the capacity to accommodate 30 cars.
“There is no greater priority for my Office than that of protecting human life,” said Councilman Curren Price. “While some individuals circumstances have led them to having to resort in sleeping in their vehicles, making the tough choice to resist going into a shelter for whatever reason, having a safe place to park in the City with individualized access to social services is a substantial lifeline in helping someone move from their cars into a permanent housing solution.”
The Safe Parking program provides individuals a safe place to park each night, access to social service resources, restroom access and a security guard. This is in addition to several other initiatives that Councilman Price is leading to manage the homelessless crisis in District 9, including the development of more than 1,000 permanent supportive housing and affordable housing units in the pipeline, rapid rehousing and teams of outreach workers in the community each day to bring solutions that will help people to move off of the street.