PRESS RELEASE: 100-Bed Bridge Home Opens in Los Feliz

LOS ANGELES - Councilmember David Ryu and Mayor Eric Garcetti officially opened the Los Feliz Bridge Home on Riverside Drive today, the third bridge housing center to open in Council District Four in the past year. The bridge home will house men and women experiencing homelessness in the Los Feliz area, and include space for pets.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  

July 24, 2020

Contact for Councilmember Ryu:

Mark Pampanin

mark.pampanin@lacity.org

213.407.7616

100-Bed Bridge Home Opens in Los Feliz

LOS ANGELES - Councilmember David Ryu and Mayor Eric Garcetti officially opened the Los Feliz Bridge Home on Riverside Drive today, the third bridge housing center to open in Council District Four in the past year. The bridge home will house men and women experiencing homelessness in the Los Feliz area, and include space for pets.

“The Los Feliz Bridge Home will mean shelter, safety and healthcare for hundreds of people currently living on the streets or in the LA River,” said Councilmember Ryu. “This center, and the many more we’re building across District Four, will save lives. It’s not just about the housing, but the care and services that our unhoused neighbors so desperately need - and the close collaboration with the community that will make more homeless housing centers possible.”

“Long before the COVID-19 emergency, we were confronting the moral and humanitarian crisis of our time — homelessness,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “Our work to bring unhoused Angelenos indoors has never been more urgent or important, and the opening of the Los Feliz A Bridge Home site is the latest milestone in our commitment to deliver housing, healing, and hope to our most vulnerable neighbors.”  

The Los Feliz Bridge Home will be operated by People Assisting the Homeless, or PATH, a Los Angeles-based organization which specializes in homeless services. The bridge home, first proposed by Councilmember Ryu in February 2019, includes beds, meals, a pet care area, and office space for residents to meet with counselors and other supportive staff. It took five months to build at a cost of $7 million, largely from state grants. Furniture was donated by Aether Apparel and pillows were donated by Allied Feather & Down, both local Los Angeles area businesses.

The Los Feliz Bridge Home won the support of neighborhood groups including the Los Feliz Neighborhood Council, The Los Feliz Improvement Association, The Silver Lake Neighborhood Council, The Griffith Park Advisory Board, the Friends of Griffith Park, the Griffith Park Adult Community Club, and more.

Councilmember Ryu has opened four homeless housing centers since April of 2019, for a total of 272 new beds serving unhoused Angelenos. Hundreds more bridge housing beds and permanent supportive housing units are currently in development in the district, along with a Safe Parking lot.

Find photos of the bridge home here.

Find a fact sheet here.

Learn more about Councilmember Ryu’s work on homelessness here.

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Assistant City Council President Pro Tempore David E. Ryu represents Los Angeles’ 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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