Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors approved her motion directing County Departments to report back to the Board in 90 days with recommendations to develop and identify funding for interim and/or affordable housing at the County-owned property located at 1060 North Vignes Street in the City of Los Angeles:

“According to the last Homeless Count, there are over 12,000 individuals who are unsheltered in the Service Planning Area that includes Downtown Los Angeles.

As the Board of Supervisors and I work with our partners, including the City of Los Angeles and service providers, to combat our growing homelessness crisis, we are working to identify under-utilized properties that could be repurposed to provide the supportive interim and affordable housing that our region so desperately needs. That search includes LA County’s own assets.

The lot located at 1060 North Vignes Street is uniquely situated near Union Station, providing quick access to public transit that reaches throughout Southern California and beyond. This lot was acquired by the County in 2018.

Homelessness continues to be the defining moral issue of our time. As we move forward, it is crucial that we leave no stone unturned in our effort to combat homelessness in LA County. I look forward to seeing the recommendations from our County Departments to bring this property into our fight to make sure every LA County resident has a safe and warm place to sleep at night.”