- LA’s latest and largest development, the Arroyo Seco Tiny Homes Village, is preparing to welcome over 220 unhoused people by the first week of November.
- All occupants will have access to laundry, bathroom facilities with showers, communal tables, three daily meals, and on-site social services like mental health treatment.
- “Transitioning from homelessness to housing is a hard step, filled with many barriers and trauma,” Rowan Vansleve, president and CFO of Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission, said.
Brittany Chang from Insider writes:
“Throughout this past year, the city of Los Angeles has been building and opening several tiny home villages meant to house the city’s unhoused population.
So far, the developments have been a success, and the first site that started this trend already has a waitlist for its beds.
Now, the city’s latest and largest development, the Arroyo Seco Tiny Homes Village, is gearing up to welcome over 220 people by the first week of November.
The development — which spans 6.8 acres — is Los Angeles’ latest $5.1 million bid to help alleviate the city’s growing homelessness crisis, Rowan Vansleve, president and CFO of Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission (the nonprofit behind the villages) told Insider.
The new village — the seventh of its kind in Los Angeles — is in Highland Park, California, a little over five miles from Dodger Stadium.
Like Hope of the Valley’s previous tiny home villages, the new Arroyo Seco development is located near other homeless encampments, according to the nonprofit.
The new village has 117 tiny homes and 224 beds, a substantial increase from the 75 beds at the city’s first tiny home village in North Hollywood, which opened in February…”
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