PRESS RELEASE: City Council Approves HHH Funding for Women’s Bridge Housing Center in Hollywood

Los Angeles -- Today, City Council approved HHH funding for a proposed Women’s Bridge Housing Center on 1403 North Gardner Street in Hollywood, along with 21 other projects slated for HHH facilities funding. Voters passed Proposition HHH in 2016 to fund the construction of new housing options for people experiencing homelessness. Today, Councilmember Ryu released the following statement:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

May 29, 2018

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City Council Approves HHH Funding for Women’s Bridge Housing Center in Hollywood

 

Los Angeles -- Today, City Council approved HHH funding for a proposed Women’s Bridge Housing Center on 1403 North Gardner Street in Hollywood, along with 21 other projects slated for HHH facilities funding. Voters passed Proposition HHH in 2016 to fund the construction of new housing options for people experiencing homelessness. Today, Councilmember Ryu released the following statement:

“I am thrilled to see our Women’s Bridge Housing project receive recommendation for Prop. HHH funding,” Councilmember Ryu said. “The city-owned location on Gardner Street is exactly the kind of project HHH was designed to support - serving a critical need to a vulnerable population with support and services.  Women are one of the fastest-growing populations of our city’s homeless and this is critically needed housing.”

The property at 1403 North Gardner Street in Hollywood is currently a city-owned former library.  Councilmember Ryu first introduced the motion to convert the building into housing on November 8, 2017, and has been working with City departments and the community since that time to turn the shuttered library into a resource for individuals experiencing homelessness. The proposed bridge housing project would provide housing for 30 women and will include on-site staff and security. City Council approved a study of the property for bridge housing on January 31 of this year.

“With the funding for construction now approved, I look forward to continuing the conversation with neighbors and community stakeholders for input as we select a service provider and other details for operating this housing site” Councilmember Ryu added.

The City Council also approved HHH Funding  for 25 permanent supportive housing units on McCadden Street, also in Hollywood.  The 25 units are part of a 99-unit building of affordable housing for seniors, one of a number of buildings currently under construction as part of the LGBT Center’s Anita May Rosenstein Campus.

Read the City Administrative Officer’s report recommending HHH funding here.

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Los Angeles City Councilmember David E. Ryu represents the 4th Council District which includes Griffith Park, Sherman Oaks, Toluca Lake, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Miracle Mile, Hancock Park, Windsor Square, Larchmont and portions of Koreatown and Van Nuys.

 


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