By Staff Writer
Work is well underway at the Brentwood bridge housing location on the West Los Angeles VA Campus.
Once complete, the site will include two 40’ x 120’ tension membrane structures and modular trailers, which will be located within the VA campus near existing buildings and services. The site will offer roughly 100 beds for currently homeless veterans, as well as storage for residents, personal hygiene and laundry facilities, supportive and community engagement services, and 24-hour security.
The City of Los Angeles is working with the Department of Veterans Affairs to construct the facility.
The facility was expected to open in early 2019, but crews experienced a slight delay on the site when they uncovered old pipes that needed special attention as the site was prepared for the temporary structures. In addition, mud from the rainy winter and asbestos that was discovered hindered the project.
According to Los Angeles City Councilmember Mike Bonin, “the facility is still most likely on schedule to open before the end of the summer.”