LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Ground was broken Thursday on a homeless bridge housing project for women in Hollywood, which will convert a closed library into a facility that can house up to 30 people at a time.
The former library at 1403 N. Gardner St. will provide 30 beds and is expected to be completed by late summer next year.
“Today, we are turning a new page in the story of homelessness in Hollywood and Council District Four,” City Councilman David Ryu said. “I am proud to work with the city, county and community on turning this former library into a home, and into a beacon hope for women facing homelessness.”
According to Ryu's office, residents of the facility will work with case managers to transition into long-term housing, and that renovation work will primarily take place inside the building, with the original facade and exterior trees on the city-owned former library remaining in place.
“This project is something we're extremely proud to work on at the Bureau of Engineering, and it's just one of the many projects we are involved in that address homelessness across the city of Los Angeles,” City Engineer Gary Lee Moore said. “We're looking forward to getting the project done and opening the doors to the residents next year."
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