Emergency Homeless Shelter



Ordinance No. 184836 amended Section 12.81 of Article 2 of Chapter 1 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code to allow the operation and establishment of temporary emergency shelters for the homeless in the R3, RAS3, R4, RAS4, R5, C2, C4, C5, CM, M1, M2 and M3 zones consistent with the “Cold/Wet Weather Temporary Shelter” requirements promulgated by the Los Angeles Fire Departments Fire Prevention and Public Safety Bureau, if the shelter is operated by a religious institution or a non-profit, charitable organization and the shelter is located on property owned or leased by that institution or organization. Providers must register below to operate a temporary emergency shelters for the homeless under Ordinance No. 184836, as well as, provide written notification to the owners of properties abutting the subject property and to any school located within 500 feet of the subject property, prior to operating a shelter for the homeless on the subject property.

The Los Angeles Fire Department Directive #45 - “COLD WET WEATHER TEMPORARY SHELTER” identifies the minimum fire life safety requirements that Providers must adhere to in order to operate a temporary emergency shelter for the homeless under Ordinance No. 184836. As part of the registration process, Providers must certify that their temporary emergency shelter will comply with the requirements listed in Los Angeles Fire Department Directive #45. Obtain approval from the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) Fire Prevention and Public Safety Bureau (FPBPS), and provide the following documents to LAFD:

ZIMAS Map Instructions - http://zimas.lacity.org/


Register



To qualify, please contact the City of Los Angeles, Department of Building and Safety at 213-482-6805 for further instructions and be prepared to provide the following: