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Former Hollywood Library is Now Women’s Homeless Shelter



LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A former Hollywood library has been repurposed into a women’s homeless shelter which will open for use Tuesday.

The Gardner Street Women’s Bridge Housing Center at 1403 North Gardner St. is located on the former site of the Will & Ariel Durant Branch Library.

The permanent facility, part of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s “A Bridge Home Initiative” to tackle L.A.’s homeless crisis, will be able to house up to 30 women.

It was first proposed by L.A. City Councilman David Ryu back in 2017. Construction began back in November. It was built with funding from Measure HHH , a $1.2 billion bond measure approved by voterws back in 2016 for the construction of […]

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