Governor Gavin Newsom announced $87.5 million in Homekey Round 2 funding awards to Los Angeles County for the acquisition of six properties with a combined total of 269 units that can be converted into housing for people experiencing homelessness. He is expected to announce additional Homekey Round 2 funding allocations to various jurisdictions across California in the coming months.
- The County of Los Angeles will receive $16.8 million to acquire and rehabilitate a 48-unit motel into permanent supportive housing. On-site amenities will include a community lounge, counseling office, laundry, and outdoor community courtyard. On-site supportive services will include intensive case management to provide individualized, trauma-informed, person-centered support to each resident to achieve and maintain housing stabilization and other personal goals. The site’s location is near multiple public transportation options for residents and staff, including a Metro Green Line light rail stop within 1/4 mile for easy access to the entire Metro Rail network throughout Los Angeles.
- The County of Los Angeles will receive $9.7 million to acquire a 40-unit motel as interim housing for people experiencing homelessness or chronic homeless. The Tropicana project includes on-site wrap-around supportive services and close proximity to amenities such as public transit stops, grocery stores, medical facilities, pharmacy, schools, and parks and daycare.
- The County of Los Angeles will receive $7.3 million to acquire and rehabilitate a 21-unit former hotel in Redondo Beach, providing permanent supportive housing to chronically homeless households. Off-site amenities, located within a half-mile of the project include a health facility, pharmacy, and public transit. The project will partner with several service providers to provide supportive services such as intensive case management.
- The County of Los Angeles will also receive $25.2 million to acquire and rehabilitate a 76-unit hotel for permanent supportive housing, serving entirely chronically homeless households. The property is centrally located near amenities and is just steps away from a transit station. It is within one-half mile of a grocery store, health facility, and pharmacy. Supportive services include case management, benefits advocacy, payee services, linkage and referrals, medical, mental health and substance abuse linkages.
- The County of Los Angeles will also receive $14.7 million for a 44-unit hotel conversion project in Westlake. The Lyfe Inn will provide interim housing serving medium to large homeless and chronically homeless families. Seven units will be accessible for those with mobility disabilities and five units will be accessible for those with audio-visual disabilities. Comprehensive on-site services will include a commissary that provides three meals a day, case management, housing navigation, crisis intervention and conflict resolution. The site is within easy walking distance to MacArthur Park, the metro rail station, a large grocery store, a pharmacy and two large medical centers.
- The County of Los Angeles has also been awarded $13.8 million to purchase a project that proposes the conversion of a 40-room housing facility located in the heart of the Boyle Heights neighborhood to provide interim housing for youth at-risk of homelessness. This is a historic property that formerly served as a boarding house for repatriated Japanese Americans, who had been forced to leave LA and move into internment camps during WW2, to get back on their feet and to rebuild their lives. The grantees intend to continue the legacy of providing hope and opportunity through the program. As such, they have named this new property, “Dunamis House.” The Ancient Greek translation of Dunamis is power and potential.Remove featured image