SENIORS ARE FACING HOMELESSNESS
Senior citizens in Los Angeles face unique challenges, and an increased risk of homelessness. An unexpected bill or rent increase can be destabilizing when you are at an older age. Last year, as the rate of homelessness went down overall in Los Angeles, homelessness among Angelenos 62 and older increased by 22 percent.
MERCY HOUSING IS READY TO HELP
With 132 properties across 36 counties in California, and 38 years of experience in building and managing affordable housing, Mercy Housing California is a proven leader in responding to housing needs. Their proposed project at 14534 -14536 Burbank Boulevard on the corner of Burbank and Van Nuys Boulevards would provide 55 affordable apartments for seniors 62 and older facing homelessness. You can learn more about the proposed affordable housing project here.
This proposed project is still in it's early stages. Mercy Housing has applied for Proposition HHH funding and received a recommendation from the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department. The funding recommendation was approved by the City Council Homelessness and Poverty Committee on Wednesday, March 6, 2019.
As Mercy Housing continues to engage the neighbors around this site and the broader community, I invite you to get involved. To learn more about this project, ask questions, and get updates, please click here.