Based on our understanding, individuals will be able to stay at the hotel in Lomita as of Wednesday, April 8. It is important to note that there is no walk-up access available to stay at the hotel; individuals are only being connected to the hotel on a case-by-base basis through the County’s coordinated entry system.
We are also going to hold the County accountable to limiting this lease to the duration of the current emergency and ensure they provide a detailed plan for each individual to be connected with long-term housing and services at the conclusion of this emergency. The City must have a seat at the table as long-term plans are made to ensure that Lomita does not end up shouldering this burden beyond this emergency.
For additional information about the program, please reach out to one of the following points of contact: Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority Director of Government Affairs Jose Delgado (firstname.lastname@example.org or (213) 225-8492), Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority Director of Communications Ahmad Chapman (email@example.com, (213) 225-8491) or (for questions or concerns about the onsite logistics) LA County Fire Department Section Chief Kenichi Ballew-Haskett (firstname.lastname@example.org).