Addressing homelessness requires a multifaceted approach of housing, supportive services, and the right partnerships to deliver those services.

Since taking office, Councilwoman Rodriguez has added beds for homeless to Council District 7 including:


beds of interim housing including, Bridge Housing, and those under development.


safe parking spots


beds at winter shelter


units of supportive housing open or under construction

Projects completed in the district that have provided additional beds include:

  • Summit View Permanent Supportive Housing, which will provide 49 units of housing for homeless veterans and their families
  • Arroyo Shelter in Sylmar, an 85-bed women’s shelter provides immediate housing for women throughout CD7, many of them victims of interpersonal violence, whether it’s child abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence, or human trafficking. Funded with $3.7 million City funding sourced by the office.
  • Good Nite Inn in Sylmar provides 87 units for vulnerable seniors in our community. This is made possible by California State grant funding through Project Homekey. This brings our city’s total Homekey sites to 15.
  • Metamorphosis Supportive Housing which will provide 47 units for homeless individuals.
  • Broke ground on Silva Crossing bridge home.
  • Housed 67 individuals at the Paxton and Bradley encampment with help from LA Family Housing, which represented the largest single – encampment housing operation through Project Room Key in the City.

Innovative legislation has been introduced to protect the homeless population while providing opportunities to move them into housing:

  • Expanding California hate crime law protections to include individuals experiencing homelessness.
  • Launched the City’s first and only Safe Parking site to allow RVs. Site includes access to showers, warm meals, service referrals and housing navigation resulting in dozens finding permanent housing.
  • Secured $450,000 in funding for and launched the Homeless Family Resource Hub, a one-stop-shop for homeless and housing services, coordinated through a partnership with the City, LAUSD, and service providers.
  • Provided residents of large homeless encampments throughout the City with hand washing stations to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.