L.A.’s Historic King Edward Hotel to Rise Again

Homeless Housing Press Conference, Monday, April 30th 10:30 AM

‘Healthy Housing Foundation by AHF’ to announce purchase of 150-room 1906 SRO hotel on edge of L.A.’s Skid Row for use as transitional and longer-term housing for the homeless.

Hotel is third property in last six months acquired by the organization for use as transitional and longer-term housing for the homeless. Other sites include the nearby 220-room Madison Hotel on 7th St. and the 27-room former Sunset 8 Motel in Hollywood. At the press conference, group to urge L.A. Officials to adopt innovative, economic homeless SRO housing model.

L.A.’s Historic King Edward Hotel has been purchased by the Healthy Housing Foundation of AHF for use as transitional and longer-term housing for the homeless and low-income. (Graphic: Business Wire)

LOS ANGELES--()--'Healthy Housing Foundation by AHF':

WHAT:    

HOMELESS HOUSING PRESS CONFERENCE—Advocates to announce purchase of Downtown L.A.’s KING EDWARD HOTEL1, for use as transitional housing for homeless and low-income individuals.

 
WHEN:

Monday, April 30th, 2018

• 10:30 am PRESS CONFERENCE & REMARKS

10:00 am to 12:00 pm Community Partner reception/gathering

 
WHERE:

King Edward Hotel 121 East 5th Street (at Los Angeles St.), L.A.,CA 90013

 
WHO:

• Michael Weinstein - President, AHF

Samantha Granberry - Executive Director of the Healthy Housing Foundation and Director of Strategic Partnerships

Mark Casanova - Executive Director of Homeless Health Care Los Angeles

Michael A. Lawson - President & CEO of Los Angeles Urban League

Stacy Hill-Williams - Communication & Development Director of Brotherhood Crusade

Arely Vasquez - Program Manager - CHIRP Los Angeles

Winter Speyer - National Housing Director of the Healthy Housing Foundation & former Program Manager of CHIRP Los Angeles

Reverend Kelvin Sauls - Senior Pastor, Holman United Methodist Church

Robert Davenport – King Edward Hotel Tenant & Horn Player  

 
B-ROLL: Tours of the King Edward Hotel and viewing of a sample hotel room

1 According to Los Angeles Downtown News, “The King Edward Hotel, built in 1906, was designed and developed by prominent Los Angeles architect John Parkinson (whose work includes City Hall and Union Station).” It was a tony destination for visitors to what was once a thriving commercial district.

Contacts

AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Ged Kenslea, Senior Director, Communications
+1.323.308.1833 work
+1.323.791.5526 cell
gedk@aidshealth.org
or
Coalition to Preserve LA
Ileana Wachtel, Communications Director
+1.310.702.4240
wachtelileana@gmail.com

Release Summary

L.A.’s Historic King Edward Hotel to Rise Again; Homeless Housing Press Conference, Monday, April 30th 10:30 AM

Contacts

AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Ged Kenslea, Senior Director, Communications
+1.323.308.1833 work
+1.323.791.5526 cell
gedk@aidshealth.org
or
Coalition to Preserve LA
Ileana Wachtel, Communications Director
+1.310.702.4240
wachtelileana@gmail.com