Chandler Blvd. Tiny Home Village

Chandler Blvd. Tiny Home Village

Chandler Blvd Tiny Home Village is the first of a series of villages made up of “tiny homes” in San Fernando Valley. With many thanks to Councilman Paul Krekorian and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, it officially opened its doors in North Hollywood Monday, February 1st, 2021, welcoming its first unhoused guests who were coming in from living on nearby streets, under freeway overpasses and in parks and homeless encampments in the North Hollywood area. The village sits along Chandler Boulevard, in a half-acre plot near the north end of North Hollywood Recreation Center. The first village of its kind in Los Angeles, Chandler Blvd has 40 homes (75 beds) manufactured by Pallet Shelter. The Chandler Blvd. Tiny Home Village was developed by the City of Los Angeles. Each tiny home is 64 square feet in size, has two beds, heat, air-conditioning, windows, a small desk and a front door.

The tiny home villages are interim or “transitional” housing for those living on the sidewalks and encampments around the area. They provide a “bridge” between the street and more permanent housing solutions. Residents can live there for free, so long as they are on a positive pathway to permanent housing which generally take 3-6mos to find for incoming guests. As Los Angeles City Mayor, Eric Garcetti has pointed out, “The streets shouldn’t be the waiting room” for more permanent housing solutions. Through our partnership with LAHSA (Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority) and many others we provide “wrap around” services that include onsite, meals, showers, case management, housing navigation, mental health, job training and placement. We are doing our very best to MAKE HOMELESS HISTORY! 

We invite you to support the Tiny Home Villages.  The donation is designed to assist us with the operational costs* of the site.

I believe in a housing-first model, where we would move everybody into a home and apartment, permanent housing. The problem is that it’s not available. And so in an area like Los Angeles, if we’re going to sit and wait until affordable housing is built, the homeless problem is going to keep growing. We have to be able to get people off the streets and get them into interim housing, while we’re addressing the issue of affordable and permanent housing.

–Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission Founder/CEO, Ken Craft

This cabin village is such an important step forward because with this capacity, with the two bridge home facilities we already have and with the two additional cabin villages we’re building right now, we will have enough capacity to shelter every single unhoused person who is currently living on a sidewalk in my district this year..

–Paul Krekorian, LA City Council Member (2nd. District)

A Tiny Home gives people a real sense of independence and security. To me, it allows all people — but especially women — to take a deep breath, regroup, and start living again, instead of just surviving.

–Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission Founder/CEO, Ken Craft

*Hope of the Valley has an operational contract with LAHSA (Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority) for the majority of the expenses incurred as the operator.  Donations are intended to supplement our existing operational contract.  Donations do not go to the building or purchase of a unit and it by no means covers the cost of building the Tiny Home Communities. Building a Tiny Home site, especially when infrastructure costs include adding sewer, water, gas and power is very expensive and the City of Los Angeles is paying these expenses and responsible for building and funding these amazing sites.

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