Thanks to the efforts of homeless agencies and the Los Angeles County Development Authority, Kristi and her two kids now have a home of their own.
Firestone Phoenix, located in Florence-Firestone, has units for 36 formerly homeless people – more than half of them veterans – and seven low-income families. It’s just a few minutes walk from the Florence Blue Line Station.
The nonprofit developer A Community of Friends built the project and is providing case management services for the tenants, using funding from Measure H.
The 33,707-sq. ft. three-story building has a variety of community spaces to meet tenants’ needs. Amenities include a community room and kitchen, computer room, laundry room, outdoor lounge, community garden and children’s play area.
Of the 44 supportive housing units, 20 are reserved for veterans who are homeless, chronically homeless, or homeless with a disability, and 16 are for formerly homeless households. Of the remaining units, seven are for low-income families and one is a manager’s unit.