who we are
Safe Parking LA is the largest safe parking program in Los Angeles.
Prior to 2014, it was illegal to reside in a vehicle in Los Angeles. Once the laws changed, co-founders Pat and Ira Cohen, and Scott Sale MD, met with city officials to provide education and build a team of advocates. With help from local government and a fundraising plan in place, Safe Parking LA was born.
Since opening our first parking lot in Koreatown in 2017, Safe Parking LA has received over 6,000 online inquiries and permitted over 2,000 vehicles for safe parking. We currently operate 10 safe parking lots in LA County with the capacity to park 209 vehicles each night.