The number of women experiencing homelessness countywide swelled 13 percent in the last year.
The 122-year-old hotel sits at the border of Skid Row and the Historic Core.
A new plan calls for restricting the core of Skid Row to affordable development. Groups working in the neighborhood say it’s not enough.
The building would hold 298 affordable studios, plus a rooftop deck and community garden.
The area’s councilmember acknowledges the money should have been approved sooner.
With the homeless population growing, officials recommend adding public bathrooms countywide.
After languishing for years, the opulent old firehouse, which appeared in Ghostbusters, is about to make a comeback.
It’s the fourth LA property AHF has purchased to create more low-income housing
The last time Los Angeles hosted the Olympics, it "sterilized" the streets.
"Skid Row deserves bike lanes and safety improvements just as much as the Arts District—and definitely with more urgency."
The ambitious project will include nearly 400 units of housing for homeless residents.
Funded through Measure HHH, the project will also bring a new medical health center to the Downtown LA neighborhood.
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It was once known as "Hobo Corner."
"Free soap, free soup and free salvation."
Homeless advocates and Skid Row residents say the project won’t include the kind of housing that the area really needs.
Planned by Skid Row Housing Trust, the project will replace an existing affordable apartment building with a sleek, contemporary development.
It’s a tactic that was once common in the area and has also been used in San Francisco. The property owner says keeping away homeless residents is needed for the safety of the people who work in the building.