PRESS RELEASE: Bridge Housing on Silver Lake-Los Feliz Border Moves Forward

Los Angeles - Today, the Los Angeles City Council approved a motion by Councilmember Ryu and report from the Homelessness and Poverty Committee instructing City agencies to begin studying the feasibility of bridge housing at 3061 Riverside Drive. Councilmember Ryu first introduced the motion to explore bridge housing at the site less than a month ago.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  

December 11, 2019

 

Contact for Councilmember Ryu:

Mark Pampanin

mark.pampanin@lacity.org

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Bridge Housing on Silver Lake-Los Feliz Border Moves Forward

Los Angeles - Today, the Los Angeles City Council approved a motion by Councilmember Ryu and report from the Homelessness and Poverty Committee instructing City agencies to begin studying the feasibility of bridge housing at 3061 Riverside Drive. Councilmember Ryu first introduced the motion to explore bridge housing at the site less than a month ago.

“There is no greater crisis facing our City than homelessness,” Councilmember Ryu said. “Wherever there are Angelenos sleeping on the streets, we must be building housing and resources. If deemed feasible, this site will bring housing, mental health resources, and life-saving care to our neighbors experiencing homelessness, and it will join the six other housing projects either open or underway in Council District Four.”

The approved report instructs the City Administrative Officer, the Chief Legislative Analyst, the Bureau of Engineering, and other agencies to evaluate the site at 3061 Riverside Drive for temporary use as ‘A Bridge Home’ facility. The privately-owned site is currently used as office space, and may be adapted for bridge housing.

‘A Bridge Home’ is an initiative launched by Mayor Eric Garcetti in 2018 to build temporary housing for people transitioning out of homelessness. Councilmember Ryu has three other bridge housing sites in Council District Four, two already open in Hollywood, and the third at 3210 Riverside Drive in Los Feliz, which cleared its feasibility study earlier this year.

Read the approved motion here.

Read the approved report here.

Learn more about Councilmember Ryu’s work to address homelessness here.


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