Sylmar Armory to be year-round homeless shelter for women

Sunday, September 23, 2018

SYLMAR – A seldom-used California National Guard Armory in Sylmar will be sold to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority for use as “bridge housing” for women who need homes, under a bill signed Sunday by the governor.

Assembly Bill 3251 was championed by county Supervisor Sheila Kuehl and supported by Assembly Member Richard Bloom. County officials have already said it is suitable for use as a 24/7 homeless shelter for women, and it has been used as a shelter during cold or rainy weather for 20 years.

“Converting the Sylmar Armory into a 24-hour resource center will give women experiencing homelessness an opportunity to get back on their feet while providing them with a safe environment, as they look for permanent housing options,” said Bloom.