First Tiny Home Village Opens in Los Angeles County—In North Hollywood

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Los Angeles–CA–A tiny home village opened in North Hollywood this week, providing shelter for up to 75 people with a total of 39 tiny homes. South Central, Los Angeles needs the most help, however.

The homelessness population is growing in Los Angeles, despite ballot measures providing funding to address the crisis, as well as hundreds of millions received from the federal government. L.A officials are attempting to make progress, however slow that progress may be. One of the women that moved into the tiny home facility this week in North Hollywood is Alexandria Shore, who is originally from New York. She was interviewed by local news outlets and says she left New York due to an abusive relationship.

The tiny home village is the first pathway to permanent housing, providing showers, three meals daily, as well as washers and dryers. The facility is managed by Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission who currently operates 9 shelters as well as job and resource centers.

Drugs and weapons are prohibited and the property is equipped with video surveillance and a curfew. Each tiny home has heating, air-conditioning and beds. The facility is in the district of L.A. City Councilman Paul Krekorian, in partnership with the Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority who directs the funding.

Each tiny home is said to cost around $7,500 which includes materials and labor.

Read More: Slauson Girl Speaks: Homeless Industrial Complex in Los Angeles, Racism and Money

Slauson Girl is a South Central native who has a love for journalism, history and all things Hip-Hop. She holds a B.A in Critical Race & Gender Theory & a Minor in Journalism. Follow Me on IG @Slausongirl

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