A BRIDGE HOME PROGRAM

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City Completes Work on Schrader Boulevard Temporary Housing Facility in Hollywood

March 20, 2019

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell on Tuesday evening welcomed dozens of local residents and stakeholders as they toured the newly-built bridge housing facility on Schrader Boulevard. The location will temporarily house up to 72 people, while simultaneously offering supportive services to help match clients to permanent housing or other long-term solutions.

During the event, guests were able to learn about operations, outreach strategy, and enhanced City resources that will be delivered to the area.

The Bureau of Engineering is leading the planning and design for the City's A Bridge Home Program, which is building facilities in each Council District.

Bridge housing allows the City to provide immediate assistance where it’s needed the most, in communities where homeless people are already living. The bridge housing facility is the second such project built in the City as part of Mayor Garcetti’s “A Bridge Home” program. It will provide supportive services including case management and health and wellness programs; include on-site 24/7 security, laundry and hygiene facilities; and is expected to be operational for approximately three years. In addition, the bridge housing facility will have a pet relief area through a generous contribution from the Wallis Annenberg Petspace and the Annenberg Foundation.

The facility will be operated by two seasoned service providers with roots in Hollywood: People Assisting The Homeless (PATH) and The Center at Blessed Sacrament. All residents will be formerly homeless individuals from the streets of Hollywood. Additional City resources will be dedicated to the area around the facility including enhanced outreach, sanitation, and public safety personnel.

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