Day One: Councilmember de León Pushes for Projects to Construct Shelter for Unhoused Communities in CD 14

Posted on 10/20/2020
City of Los Angeles

Introducing Two Motions, de León Ensures the Development of 232 New Housing Beds, and Identifies Nine Potential Sites in CD 14 for Interim Housing

LOS ANGELES – At his first Los Angeles City Council meeting on Tuesday morning,
Councilmember Kevin de León introduced two motions focused on increasing the
number of beds and units of housing available for unhoused individuals throughout the
14th District.
“Starting on day one, we are pushing for the construction of more than 200 new beds;
and prioritizing nine sites throughout CD 14 for potential new interim housing projects,”
said Councilmember de León. “Responding to the needs of our unhoused neighbors
through this public health crisis must be among our top priorities as a district, and as a
city.”
The first motion establishes a partnership between the City and County of Los Angeles
to build up to 232 homeless housing beds on a newly purchased lot. These new beds
will be constructed at 1060 N. Vignes Street, between Union Station and Homegirl Cafe.
De León’s second motion aims to address the need for additional locations to construct
homeless housing, directing the city departments to determine the feasibility of new
projects at nine private property sites within CD 14. Six out of the nine sites are located
in heavily industrial areas in and around Downtown Los Angeles - where the greatest
need for shelter is concentrated. The remaining three sites would serve Boyle Heights,
the Arts District, and El Sereno.