Gardner Street Women's Bridge Housing

Gardner Street Women's Bridge Housing

Previously a shuttered city-owned library, the site at 1403 North Gardner Street is now a permanent Bridge Housing Center for 30 women experiencing homelessness. Women make up one of the most vulnerable and fastest-growing subset of the homeless population, and ensuring they have the resources and housing specific to their needs is crucial to addressing homelessness in Council District Four.

See photos from the Grand Opening

TIMELINE:

November 8, 2017: Councilmember Ryu co-introduces a motion to City Council to study the former library site for Bridge Housing opportunities.

January 31, 2018: City Council approves a study of the property for bridge housing.

February 20, 2018: Councilmember Ryu, City and LAHSA officials, and community members discuss the potential project in a neighborhood meeting.

May 29, 2018: The site is approved for HHH funding.

October 2018: Final design completed, along with renderings of the future Women's Bridge Housing site. 

November 2018: Construction begins. Exterior facade to remain in place with the majority of work being done on the interior of the building. 

September 10, 2019: Construction and remodeling complete. Doors open on the North Gardner Street Women's Bridge Housing Site to provide 30 women previously experiencing homelessness with a temporary home, counseling and services, and a pathway to more permanent housing and stability.

September 16, 2019: Move-in Day! The first 30 residents move in to the Gardner Street Women's Bridge Housing Site managed by the Weingart Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that specializes in homeless housing an trauma-informed care. The center includes 30 beds, a kitchen, garden, terrace, dining area, and a female staff, including Licensed Clinical Social Workers, to provide wraparound services around health, well-being and life skills.

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