On Nov. 13, Los Angeles City Councilman David Ryu, 4th District, introduced a motion instructing city departments to study the feasibility of temporary bridge housing on the border of Los Feliz and Silver Lake.
The owner of a private lot, which is currently used for office space, is interested in leasing it to the city as a solution for Angelenos experiencing homelessness. The current building and lot are being studied for adaptive reuse as a bridge housing center for families, a part of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s A Bridge Home program. This program creates temporary housing with mental health and wraparound services for people experiencing homelessness across of Los Angeles.
“Homelessness is a crisis, and we need every available resource to bring hope and housing to our neighbors suffering on the street,” Ryu said. “After working in this neighborhood and across Council District 4 to highlight the urgency of this crisis, I’m encouraged to see property owners stepping up and getting involved. This is how we end homelessness – all of us, from neighbors to business owners to city leaders, working together toward common solutions.”
The motion has not yet been scheduled for a committee vote. If deemed feasible, the bridge housing on 3061 Riverside Drive would be the seventh homeless housing resource in Council District 4.
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