Los Angeles Opens the Largest Tiny Home Village in the Country
Arroyo Seco Tiny Home Village, with 117 units and over 224 beds is the largest tiny home village in the country. Spearheaded by Councilmember Kevin De Leon and funded and built by the city of Los Angeles the Arroyo Seco Tiny Home Village (Highland Park, CA) is the 7th Tiny Home Village to open in Los Angeles, including three villages in North Hollywood, CA, two in Reseda/Tarzana, CA and one in Echo Park. It is one of six other Tiny Home Villages operated by Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission.
Only Three Days to Tour
Arroyo Seco Tiny Home Village
In just a few short weeks, the first clients will be moving into a tiny home in the new Arroyo Seco Tiny Home Village (Highland Park, CA). For a limited time you can tour this facility for yourself and learn how Tiny Homes are revolutionizing our approach to homelessness in LA County. Come see for yourself how Tiny Homes are changing the face the homeless in Los Angeles.
Guided Tours: October 15th-17th
Friday: 5pm-8pm; Saturday & Sunday: 11am – 5pm
The homeless crisis is growing by nearly 17% countywide each year. According to the latest homeless count there are more than 60,000 unhoused people in Los Angeles County. Nearly 14,000 of them are living on the streets in and around Downtown Los Angeles. “We have more unhoused people in Council District 14 than Chicago or Houston, the No. 3 and 4 most populated cities in America,” said CD14 Councilmember Kevin De León.
It’s almost impossible to help someone with job placement or job training, much less mental health or substance abuse or addiction if they don’t have a roof over their head. Until basic needs are met (like food, shelter, clothes and even a warm shower) most of the unhoused will be trapped in homelessness.
–Rowan Vansleve, President & CFAO, Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission.
Tiny Homes are an innovative, affordable, and scalable solution to this humanitarian crisis. Unlike traditional shelter or affordable housing projects, tiny homes take a short time to build and assemble, at just a fraction of the cost. Each 64 sq. ft. tiny home has two beds and is equipped with heath, air-conditioning, windows, a small desk and a front door! Without interim housing solutions, like Tiny Home Villages, homeless men and women have remained on the street until housing can be found.
The streets shouldn’t be the waiting room for permanent housing.
–Ken Craft, Founder/CEO Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission
Unlike traditional crisis shelters, clients can stay as long as it takes to find permanent housing (generally 3-9 months). During this placement period onsite job training and placement, mental health, substance abuse recovery and healthcare managed by trained case managers are provided to help identify and overcome the underlying issues that create homelessness. Tiny Home Villages and other Bridge/Interim Housing projects are an important part of a continuum of services that help prevent and eliminate homelessness.
Arroyo Seco Tiny Home Village is located at S Ave 60 and Arroyo Drive, near 5945 Arroyo Dr., Los Angeles CA 90042. There is parking along Arroyo Dr. and under S Ave 60 overpass.
Saturday & Sunday: 11am-5pm
We Need Your Help
Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission is inviting community members to donate to help underwrite the opening of the Arroyo Seco Tiny Home Village. The resources needed to operate each tiny home village is considerable. Donations assist Hope of the Valley with ongoing homeless services and operational expenses. Tiny Home Sponsorships for the Arroyo Seco Tiny Home Village are also available. Click here to learn more.