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    West Hollywood Officially Acquires Holloway Motel to Operate as Interim Housing

    The City of West Hollywood has acquired the Holloway Motel property located at 8465 Santa Monica Boulevard, effective Wednesday, April 12, 2023. The property will operate as the Holloway Interim Housing Program to provide comprehensive services and a supportive space for people experiencing homelessness to transition into stable housing.

    The Holloway Interim Housing Program will provide a safe, supportive space for people experiencing homelessness to stay 90 days, giving residents support and time to transition off the streets and into housing. The property will be managed and operated through a partnership with Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless services agency, who will provide comprehensive case management and supportive services, and uphold safety for program participants.

    In the coming months, the City and its architectural and construction partners will focus on completing the design, planning, permitting, and construction process to bring the structure up to code so it is safe for program participants, Ascencia staff, and the surrounding neighborhood.

    In June 2022, the City received a State of California Housing and Community Development Homekey grant in the amount of $6,007,661, and the West Hollywood City Council unanimously approved the purchase of the property to be converted into an interim housing program. The Holloway Interim Housing Program will be funded through state and regional resources that are matched by the City’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund.

    By purchasing the Holloway Motel, and converting it into interim housing, the City will make significant progress on the goals of its Homeless Initiative, created in 2016, and double the City’s available interim housing beds for adults in an expedient and cost-effective manner. The Holloway Interim Housing Program builds on more than 30 years of City efforts to partner with local agencies to provide social services to community members experiencing homelessness. It is designed to be responsive to the unique needs of its community members, drawing on the City’s proud history of inclusivity and empathy in service delivery.

    “The Holloway Interim Housing Program is a collaborative, common-sense solution that responds to community needs,” affirmed Mayor Sepi Shyne. “True stakeholder collaboration is key to the success of this program, and we’re responding to the community’s priorities by directly addressing the issues related to homelessness. This paves the way for city governments to cultivate a nurturing, empathetic community that uplifts and enhances the quality of life for every community member.”

    Community engagement remains a priority as the City progresses with the Holloway Interim Housing Program. The City’s Strategic Initiatives Division staff will continue engaging residents and businesses to share information about the project and its timelines.

    The City of West Hollywood is committed to providing comprehensive assistance to people experiencing homelessness and addressing the needs of its diverse community. The City’s Homeless Initiative addresses homelessness with a multi-disciplinary, multi-agency, collaborative response, working in close partnership with nonprofit social services providers, the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station, and Los Angeles County agencies.

    To report concerns about a community member who is homeless, call the West Hollywood Homeless Initiative Concern Line at (323) 848-6590. If the concern requires time-sensitive assistance during nights or weekends, please call the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station at (310) 855-8850.

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    Jason
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    10 months ago

    “Bring it up to code.” You mean to say that the current motel that has been operating to the public wasn’t up to code already?

    Enough!
    Enough!
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    10 months ago

    City continues to spiral downward.

    bens
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    10 months ago

    Weho residents should be ALARMED with this decision from the city to buy a motel to house “homeless”

    Weho is very close to being SF with homeless and addicts running the city.

    IT IS NOT safe. Trust me.

    This is a step backwards. Newson needs to sign the emergency law to force addicts, homeless into treatment and then sent back to their families in their state.

    Paul Mitchell
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    8 months ago

    Back to thier families and states lol what ig if you were born in Los Angeles and have no family and not a drug addicted or alcohol addicted just disabled from cancer or something else

    Chris
    Chris
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    10 months ago

    Homeless housing belongs in warehouse districts not residential neighborhoods or tourism/entertainment areas. They deserve help, but residents and businesses shouldn’t have to suffer the consequences.

    Skeptical
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    10 months ago

    Will there be some kind of Mental Health Evaluation and Substance/Alcohol testing that will take place before you place them in the Hotel? Also, will there be 24 hour security along with strict rules to be followed?

    Paul Mitchell
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    Reply to  Skeptical
    8 months ago

    Good Question but knowing it the government and California it won’t

    against this
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    10 months ago

    West Hollywood is quickly approaching the shocking level of homeless vagrancy experienced by San Francisco.

    This homeless motel will do nothing to help the residents and taxpayers of West Hollywood, and will degrade the neighborhood even more.

    This social experiment is another example of irresponsible government squandering millions and millions of public funds to promote their political careers.

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