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 143 sites 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.
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.
On May 13, 2019, The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council took public comment on the proposed senior housing center. With an overwhelming majority of the 80+ community members speaking in support of this resource, the neighborhood council voted unanimously to support the project. Read more here.
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.