Homelessness is a crisis felt across the City of Los Angeles and in the community of Los Feliz. On February 6, 2019, I introduced a motion to City Council seeking to evaluate the feasibility of a City-owned site located at 3210 and 3248 Riverside Drive in Los Feliz for use as a Bridge Home location.
The Bridge Home initiative calls on all 15 Council Districts to identify a site or building adjacent to a high-density homeless population for housing. It creates a temporary facility to bring homeless Angelenos off the streets and into a bridge housing program that allows them to rebuild their lives with on-site services such as case managers, mental health professionals, substance abuse treatment, and housing placement.
A Bridge Home offers not just housing for those living on the streets, but also on-site services to help them rebuild their lives, including counseling, mental health professionals, and permanent housing placement.
Since the Bridge Home Program has a limited time frame of three years, there are additional opportunities to utilize the site in the long term. Therefore, I introduced another motion which instructs the Department of Recreation and Parks to work with relevant City departments to determine if the same site on Riverside Drive has potential to expand the existing Griffith Park Adult Community Center. This popular community center would be a vital resource for the City’s fastest growing population, seniors, in addition to serving the surrounding community.
This is the beginning of the process. The motion has been introduced directing City departments to study the site's feasibility for bridge housing.
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