One of first motels acquired by Los Angeles County through the Homekey program is about to be transformed into 7th Avenue Village at Hacienda Heights, a long-term apartment housing complex with intensive supportive services for formerly unhoused individuals.
LA County has partnered with Women Organizing Resources, Knowledge and Services (WORKS) to manage the property and with Housing Works to ensure residents receive the supportive services they need to thrive.
In all, 142 motel rooms will be converted into small studio apartments with kitchenettes. The rest the units will be converted into residences for on-site managers, offices for management, and meeting spaces where supportive service case managers can work with residents. There will also be an indoor community space and three outdoor gathering areas featuring landscaping, shaded seating, a dog run, and community garden.
Future residents are expected to begin occupancy in late 2024, with full lease-up by late spring of 2025. They’ll be single individuals with no permanent home, coming from shelters, interim housing and/or unsheltered locations. All will be referred through the County’s established network of homeless services agencies and the Los Angeles Homeless Services Agency’s Coordinated Entry System; outreach will also be conducted in Hacienda Heights and surrounding areas.