With inclement weather on the horizon, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) announced that it would start the 2019-2020 Winter Shelter Program early. Seven emergency shelter locations will open November 26, 27, and 29 for the 2019-2020 Winter Shelter season. These emergency shelters will offer 271 beds to help people experiencing homelessness escape the inclement weather that is expected in the Los Angeles region this week. The rest of LAHSA’s Winter Shelter portfolio will open throughout December. In total, this season’s Winter Shelter Program will offer 1,232 beds at 16 locations throughout Los Angeles County. These beds will be available through March 31, 2020.
The Winter Shelter Program will operate through March 31. During the Winter Shelter season, each shelter will open at 5:00 pm and close at 7:00 am.