Cleared streetApril 2, 2024 Update

We are incredibly happy to announce that the unhoused residents at Fountain and Alexandria have accepted housing through the Inside Safe Program! This corner is now clear for the first time since October of 2023.
What is the ‘Inside Safe’ program, anyways?

As part of the 2022 Emergency Declaration announced by Mayor Karen Bass, the Inside Safe program moves unhoused Angelenos into safe, interim housing using a targeted approach that addresses entire encampments directly. Unhoused Angelenos are provided services from Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, Healthcare In Action, LA Family Housing and Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health!

More than 20 Angelenos were moved indoors, and offered supportive services during the operation.
Additionally, we’ve requested that Councilmember Hugo Soto-Martinez & team cement over the opening that allowed the formerly-unhoused residents to pull power from the street lights at the corner in order to prevent a similar situation from occurring in the future.

A huge THANK YOU goes out to Mayor Karen Bass, Councilmember Hugo Soto-Martinez, their respective teams, and the public who’ve attended our Neighborhood Council meetings to offer perspectives and willingness to help in recent months. We will forge ahead with initiatives to keep East Hollywood beautiful and safe for everybody.

We will be discussing next steps with CD13’s Homelessness Director, Patrick Mooney, at our Homelessness Committee’s April meeting. All are encouraged to join!
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For more information relating to the Inside Safe Program, please copy and paste the link below.
https://mayor.lacity.gov/InsideSafe

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March 26, 2024 Update

The street lights around the encampment are all out because the homeless people at the encampment have tapped into the power supply. According to our senior lead officer, the Bureau of Street Lighting cemented a potential opening into the power supply and bolted up the actual light post. However, the power is still being drained, so, upon further examining a map of potential power tapping points, the Bureau of Street Lighting determined that there is one more potential spot that the encampment residents could be tapping into. That spot is in the exact middle point of the encampment. Hence, the city is unable to get to that spot and cement the opening. In the event that the residents of that encampment become eligible for Inside Safe and the encampment gets moved, the EHNC has asked CD13 to cement that opening as quickly as possible in order to disincentivize other people from camping in that spot.

Encampment

February 20, 2024

The East Hollywood Neighborhood Council is working closely with CD 13 and the Mayor’s Crisis and Incident Response through Community-led Engagement (CIRCLE) program to address the encampment at Fountain and Alexandria. The CIRCLE team has met everyone on site and is working daily to providing housing.

The East Hollywood Neighborhood Council Homelessness and Displacement Prevention Committee will meet the first week in March to discuss this encampment.