Los Angeles’ newest “tiny residential village” opened today Friday, July 2 in Tarzana to provide transitional housing to 150 homeless people in the area, and the cost per cabin is almost half of that. ‘other similar projects.
The Sunflower Cabin Community is operated by Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission, which also operates other small original LA villages. Each unit, which has two beds, costs the city about $ 54,000 and includes an air conditioner, heater and electrical installation. The price is a drop from other original small villages, which cost up to $ 100,000 per unit. The Blumenfield office said the site features changes that have reduced costs, including anchors to replace concrete slabs for the foundation and light-colored paint treatments on cabins and surrounding asphalt to reduce heat. .
“Hope of the Valley is honored to partner with board member Bob Blumenfield in this innovative project. Because of his leadership, this site will immediately bring people inside and begin the journey to permanent supportive housing, ”said Hope of the Valley CFO Rowan Vansleve.
Those interested in visiting the site can take a guided walk from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday or Saturday. People can sign up for https://bit.ly/3yjrAgo.
“With the opening today of our second cottage community, we are opening up more life-saving opportunities for homeless people in my district,” said Blumenfield.
“This site will serve as a first step out of homelessness for so many people and I am so grateful to our friends at Hope of the Valley for being incredible partners in this effort.”