Glendale doesn't have the money to support the smaller-scale winter homeless shelter that it ran last year with Burbank's financial help, so officials are turning to yet another approach. It will try programs that would operate separately in both cities.
The new plans represent another change for the local winter shelter program for Burbank and Glendale, which last year severed ties with the Los Angeles County-funded system to focus efforts on fewer clients, and on getting those clients into longer-term housing.
The smaller 50-bed shelter at Glendale's National Guard Armory used $151,000, plus an additional $70,000 in grant-funded housing vouchers, to operate the program and place 37 out of 90 participants into transitional or permanent housing.
But this week, Glendale Community Services & Parks Director Jess Duran told City Council members that the city doesn't have the money or the vouchers it had last year to support the same program.