Culver City Announces Imminent Purchase of Two Motels Under Project Homekey

Hotels 3868 and 3900 Sepulveda Boulevardam become accommodations

By Dolores Quintana

The Homekey Project enabled the City and County of Los Angeles to purchase temporary and permanent supportive housing for the homeless. The project grant money has been used to purchase thousands of units since the program began.

Culver City, a small municipality, received one of these $26.6 million grants and the city intends to purchase two motels near Highway 405. These two motels are located at 3868 and 3900 Boulevard Sepulveda and are side by side. The units in these two motels will be divided into 39 temporary housing units and 37 permanent supportive housing units.

Culver City Mayor Dr. Daniel Lee said, quoted by Urbanize Los Angeles, “The repurposing of these two motels is a critical part of Culver City’s comprehensive plan to address homelessness,” the mayor of Culver City, Dr. Daniel Lee, in a statement. “Although the root causes of homelessness are linked to systemic inequalities, housing is a fundamental and essential solution that can significantly solve homelessness by providing a safe place indoors where people can find services , healing and stabilization. While housing 76 of our neighbors through Project Homekey doesn’t solve the problem, it does mark our notable progress. »

The press release on the purchase notes that the interim accommodation would be used to house people for up to 90 days with a potential extension that would be based on individual circumstances.

Residents of these temporary spaces would have access to social services, laundry services and meals.

Supportive housing would be used for those who are chronically homeless. How long each person would stay would depend on their needs and willingness to stay in the housing unit. Supportive housing residents would also have access to the same support services as interim residents.

Both of these supportive and temporary accommodation motels are expected to be available to potential residents by the end of the year. Exodus Recovery will be responsible for managing the support services program and primary operator of these facilities and has run similar programs in the State of California.