Tarzana: Coming July 2021
Fully designed and funded by the City of Los Angeles, the new Tarzana Tiny Home Village will consist of 50 units, 100 beds, and will immediately provide a pathway for the homeless in the area to break the cycle of living on the streets and find permanent and stable housing. Tiny Homes are an innovative, affordable, and scalable solution to the humanitarian crisis known as homelessness. Unlike traditional shelter or affordable housing projects, tiny homes take a fraction of the time to build and assemble, at just a fraction of the cost.
Each tiny home comes equipped with two beds, storage space, two electrical outlets, heating, air-conditioning, four windows, and a locking front door. Each resident living in the Tiny Home Community has full access to an array of social services including case management, housing navigation, mental health services, substance abuse counseling, as well as job training and placement. Unlike congregant shelters, Tiny Homes allow couples to stay together, as well as keep their pets with them. They are currently intended for interim housing, and within a 4–6-month period, the majority of Tiny Home residents are placed into permanent housing and the unit is to be filled with another deserving client seeking permanent shelter and a better cycle of living.
Hope of the Valley, founded in the summer of 2009, now operates 9 Shelters, 2 Access Centers and a Job Center. We currently provide 506 beds per night at our various shelters throughout the San Fernando Valley housing single adults, families and transitional age youth. We currently serve approximately 1,500 meals per day and 547,500 meals annually.
We exist to prevent, reduce and eliminate poverty, hunger and homelessness by offering immediate assistance and long term solutions.
In 2021, Hope of the Valley is expanding into the Antelope Valley, launching Bridge Housing in the West San Fernando Valley and opening the very first Tiny Home Villages in the City of Los Angeles. The Tiny Home Villages are being built by the City of Los Angeles and Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission has the extreme honor and privilege of opening and operating four Tiny Home Village Sites (Chandler Blvd.(NoHo), Alexandria Park(NoHo), Tarzana and Reseda). With many thanks to Councilmen Paul Krekorian, John Lee and Bob Blumenfield and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Hope of the Valley is opening/operating four innovative, cost effective and life-changing Tiny Home Villages! The Chandler Blvd. Tiny Home Village opened February 2021 and has 39 homes & 85 beds. Alexandria Park opened April 2021 and has 103 homes and 200 beds. In the first quarter of 2021 we have already added 275 beds to our existing 506 beds! And… there is much more growth and expansion planned for the rest of the year as we strive to bring inside our unhoused neighbors.
The Tiny Homes are really amazing. Each one is 64 sq. ft. in size, has two beds, heat, air-conditioning, windows, a small desk and a front door! Onsite, meals, showers, case management, housing navigation, mental health, job training and placement will be provided. We are doing our very best to MAKE HOMELESS HISTORY!
$3000 PROVIDES A HOME!
Hope of the Valley is inviting community members to “sponsor” a Tiny Home for $3,000 each. The sponsorship is designed to assist Hope of the Valley with the operational costs of the site. Hope of the Valley has an operational contract with LAHSA for the majority of the expenses incurred as the operator. The “sponsorship” is intended to supplement our existing operational contract. A sponsorship is not a “purchase” of a unit and it by no means covers the cost of building the Tiny Home Communities. The City of Los Angeles is fully funding and building the Tiny Home sites and Hope of the Valley has been selected as the operator.
As a way of saying, “thank you” to Tiny Home Sponsors, Hope of the Valley is offering to place a naming plaque on the unit….Sponsored by….In Honor of …or In Memory of. The plaques will stay in place as long as Hope of the Valley is the provider.
It is important to note that Hope of the Valley was not and is not able to build and operate a Tiny Home site for $3,000 per unit. 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. A $3,000 Tiny Home “sponsorship” is solely offered to assist Hope of the Valley with ongoing homeless services operational expenses, not the cost to build and fully operate a Tiny Home Community.