The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) joined PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) along with Mayor Eric Garcetti, Council Member Mitch O’Farrell, Council President Herb Wesson, and members of the community for a groundbreaking ceremony of PATH Metro Villas Phase II.
“Today, we are together to show the power of this City. There is no higher priority than bringing everyone home. We can, we must, we will end homelessness in Los Angeles and it starts right here, today,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti addressing audience in his opening remarks.
PATH Metro Villas is a two-phase comprehensive community designed “campus style” to provide 187 affordable permanent supportive housing for formerly homeless and low-income individuals and couples, veterans, low-wage earners, chronically homeless individuals as well as frequent users of the public healthcare system . PATH Metro Villas consists of 3 buildings connected to provide four PATH program areas: Housing, Veterans, Health and Employment. These programs were created to address unique needs of residents and to provide individualized support services. In addition to the 3 permanent supportive housing buildings, PATH Metro Villas community will include the PATH Mall and PATH Interim Housing.
The PATH Metro Villas is within walking distance to a major transit line and will provide on-site medical and mental health clinics, community based employment center, housing location and placement center, with areas for residents and case managers to interact, enjoy small gathering spaces, resident gardens and much more. To date, HACLA has committed 408 project based vouchers valued at $92.6 million in Housing Assistance Payments to eight Project Based Voucher projects in Council District 13.
About PATH Metro Villas
- Address: 340 N. Madison Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90004
- Developers: PATH Ventures
- Target Population: homeless and chronically homeless, disabled individuals and veterans
- Supportive Service Provider: PATH and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
- Total HACLA PBV commitment to date (all projects): 4854 units; $1,022,183,820
To learn about PATH, click here.
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