The Long Beach winter shelter operated by the U.S. Veterans Initiative will remain open until 7 a.m. Saturday.
The 125-bed facility in West Long Beach will give participants shelter and food during the colder months of the year until March 31.
The shelter was scheduled to be open from Dec. 1 to March 31, however, Interim Deputy City Manager Teresa Chandler said that due to infrastructure updates of the building, the opening has been pushed back to Dec. 7 if all goes as planned.
If approved, the temporary emergency shelter would open at a space at 1718-1722 Hayes Ave., an industrial area of the Westside.
City officials have revealed the pick-up locations for its winter shelter program which opened today and is available for individuals experiencing homelessness.
The city’s winter homeless shelter program will operate out of the site of a former Long Beach library in early December after the Long Beach City Council is expected to approve the use of the new location during Tuesday’s council meeting.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved yesterday to extend funding for two winter shelters—one in Long Beach and the other in Bell—to keep them operating through November.
Long Beach’s winter shelter is now open, according to city officials, after more than a three-week delay due to a change in service providers earlier this year. The facility will have 164 beds available nightly through March.
With the winter season just beginning and cooler temperatures in the area, Long Beach’s winter shelter is slated to open soon, after a sudden change in hosts delayed the process, pushing back the original opening date.