At nearly a century old, the historic John Anson Ford Theatre was in desperate need of repair. After being closed for nearly two years for renovations, the theater will reopen on Friday, July 8 with a new stage, lighting, sound insulation, catering and other amenities.
The Los Angeles City Council is weighing two separate measures to fund solutions to homelessness. One likely applicant for those funds will be the nonprofit developer Skid Row Housing Trust, which has built supportive housing by some of LA’s leading architects. Can good architecture and planning help re-integrate the formerly homeless back into society?