Tag: homeless shelter

Orange County to Open Cold Weather Homeless Shelter

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Orange County officials announced Nov. 23 it will begin a Cold Weather Emergency Program to aid the homeless during the winter months. Between Dec. 1, 2021, and March 31, 2022, the California National Guard Armory in Santa Ana will be providing 80 beds on a nightly basis for homeless adults. The program is…


Los Angeles Homeless Shelter to Temporarily Close

LOS ANGELES—Los Angeles City Councilman Gil Cedillo confirmed today that the lakeside portion of MacArthur Park, where about 200 homeless people have taken up residence, will temporarily close on Oct. 15 for “much-needed deferred maintenance.” The park’s south side, between Alvarado and Park View streets and Wilshire Boulevard and Seventh Street, will close for 10…


Santa Ana to Remove Homeless Encampment

The City of Santa Ana is planning to remove a homeless encampment after a contract was violated by a non-profit that previously agreed to clear the space. El Centro de Cultural de Mexico, an 837 N. Ross St. cultural center, has been allowing at times more than 40 homeless people to sleep on its parking lot since early…


Proposed Santa Ana Homeless Shelter Lease Would Cost Taxpayers $62,000 per Month

Santa Ana city council will voting March 2 on whether to approve a new lease contract for a new homeless navigation center that would cost almost $62,000 per month in rent. If approved, the agreement would provide the city with a 29,503 square foot, two-story building for 15 years. The 200-bed facility could open as early as April 31. Construction for the…


Costa Mesa Gets Help from IKEA Furnishing its New Homeless Shelter

The Swedish giant IKEA is equipping a Costa Mesa homeless shelter with all the necessary furnishings. The store is donating furniture, fixings, equipment, and a large mural artwork for the city’s new 70-bed bridge shelter, city officials said during a Feb. 16 meeting. City manager Lori Ann Farrell Harrison said the shelter could be the first…