The opening of the shelter, however, is not automatic. On Dec. 16,
shelters across Los Angeles County will open every night between 6 and 7
p.m., but shelters will open before that date if there is bad weather.
Under the program funded with federal money, shelters can open only if
the forecast call for temperatures below 40 degrees and a 50% chance of
rain, Stacy Rowe, who oversees homeless programs for the city.
Despite cold temperatures earlier this week, Rowe said there was
nothing that could be done to bring the chronic homeless out of the
"Of course I am concerned, but we don't have the funding," Rowe said.
"Thankfully it is dry, but the wind is a problem for folks."
Homeless who want to go through a case management program can find
shelter in transitional housing funded through the city.
Site preparation work for the temporary shelter may begin next week,
Rowe said. The building could be up by the first or second week of
Glendale will be paying up to $225,000 for the structure that replaces
the National Guard Armory. Complaints from library patrons, businesses
and seniors caused the city to find another location away from downtown.
For information on homeless shelters in Los Angeles County, call (800)