Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will visit Echo Park Wednesday morning.
He'll be touring the new shelter just completed at the Dream Center. He will also see another floor of housing still under construction.
A press release from the Mayor's office says the new space will allow the Dream Center to bring more than 300 homeless off the streets.
Pastor Matthew Barnett, founder of the Dream Center, will preside.
Dream Center residents and staff have had mixed relations with Echo Park locals--in part, because of the histories of many Dream Center residents and also the Center's ties to the nearby Foursquare Church.
But the Center scored big points when it took in a number of New Orleans residents made homeless by Hurricane Katrina.
Today Dream Center crews can be regularly seen on Echo Park streets doing clean up. A large contingent of residents also gathered outside Lucy's Laundrymart during the L.A. Marathon to cheer folks on.
What's your view of how the Dream Center's doing in Echo Park?