Next Steps for Homelessness Outreach and Services at Echo Park Lake

Echo Park Lake

ECHO PARK LAKE — The stories we hear from people experiencing homelesness across the City all share one important commonality —the need for more services and housing. 

“This crisis is a call to action for all Angelenos,” said Councilmember O’Farrell. “As we address this urgent priority to find safe, temporary shelter and permanent housing, we are expanding on some immediate solutions in the Echo Park Lake area.”

The first phase of Councilmember O’Farrell’s plan to address the situation at Echo Park Lake consists of the following:

  • Weekly scheduled maintenance
  • Conduct a Homeless Connect Day.  
  • Staffing and maintenance of restroom facilities on the north side of the park, seven days a week.
  • Provide Mobile Hygiene Unit with showers, four days a week. 
  • Fund a Storage Unit nearby.
  • Continue Education and Outreach of park rules to all users.
  • Activate interim emergency shelter in the area.

Councilmember O’Farrell wants to ensure that all City parks be kept clean, safe, and accessible for people of all ages and income levels. 

“I look forward to our continued collaboration on short-term and long-term solutions to help people get back on their feet and live healthy, fulfilling lives,” said O’Farrell.

Those individuals at Echo Park Lake needing assistance with housing are urged to call our office at 213-207-3015. Callers will be asked to provide the name and number of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority case worker so that our staff can meet with them to help expedite housing needs.  

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