Jon Baird

Sherman Oaks Residents Voice Concerns Over 2 Proposed Homeless Shelter Sites

September 21, 2018 - 9:53 am

(KNX 1070) - First Koreatown residents were up in arms, then San Pedro and now some residents in Sherman Oaks are fighting back against some proposed homeless shelters near the 101 and 405 interchange.

They simply don’t want them in their neighborhoods.  Residents in Sherman Oaks were lashing out Thursday night over the idea of putting two homeless shelters in their neighborhoods, including one for permanent housing. One proposed shelter would be located at Ventura and Sepulveda Boulevards.

KNX reporter Jon Baird:

Los Angeles City Councilman David Ryu got an earful at a community meeting Thursday night held to talk about homelessness.  He struggled to make himself heard over boisterous constituents.

Ryu has put out a motion that hasn't been approved yet to study a couple of sites in Sherman Oaks for housing the homeless,  one is a permanent supportive housing community, and the other, for emergency housing.

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