Whitsett West: 150 More Beds!
Whitsett West Tiny Home Village is right off of the 170 Freeway, near Sherman Way, at Whitsett and Saticoy Street. Built by the City of Los Angeles, this new Tiny Home Village consists of 77 units and 150 beds and is estimated to help nearly 600+ unhoused Angelenos take their first step off the streets annually! The Tiny Homes will provide emergency housing, food, hygiene and all the necessary services to help people experiencing homelessness stabilize and ultimately transition into permanent housing.
Whitsett West is the fifth bridge housing project completed in Councilmember Paul Krekorian’s district. In addition to the three tiny home villages, the 85-Bed NoHo Bridge Housing Shelter and 100-Bed Van Nuys Bridge Housing Shelter both opened in the summer of 2020. “[With the opening of Whitsett West] we will have enough beds – nearly 800 – to house every chronically homeless person living on the streets of my district, based on figures from the latest homeless count,” said Councilmember Paul Krekorian
The only way to end the homelessness crisis is with more affordable, long term, and quality housing. Creative and lasting solutions like . . . this tiny home village will help meet the immediate and critical need for housing today, while giving our unhoused neighbors a path to a permanent place to call home tomorrow.
–Eric Garcetti, Mayor, City of Los Angeles
Each tiny home has a bed, shelving, full A/C and heating, and access to storage for pets and additional belongings. Services at the village include three meals per day, social services, and counseling, as well as Hope of the Valley staff dedicated to connecting residents to permanent housing. There are also showers, restrooms, and a laundry facility on site.
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.
Make Homeless History!
The entrance to Whitsett West is located on Whitsett Ave. (The address is 12550 Saticoy Street). See the map below. Limited parking is located near the entrance.