PRESS RELEASE: Permanent Supportive Housing Project Gets Committee Support for HHH Funding

Los Angeles -- A permanent supportive housing project proposed for 537-541 North Western Avenue won approval today in the Homelessness & Poverty Committee for $6.6 million in Proposition HHH funding. The project, supported by Councilmember Ryu, would provide permanent housing to Angelenos currently experiencing homelessness and services provided by the Koreatown Youth + Community Center (KYCC). This is the sixth homeless housing project in Council District Four put forth by Councilmember Ryu, with the other five either open, under construction, or in the pipeline.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

September 18, 2019

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Permanent Supportive Housing Project Gets Committee Support for HHH Funding

The 64-unit project on Western Avenue now heads to City Council

Los Angeles -- A permanent supportive housing project proposed for 537-541 North Western Avenue won approval today in the Homelessness & Poverty Committee for $6.6 million in Proposition HHH funding. The project, supported by Councilmember Ryu, would provide permanent housing to Angelenos currently experiencing homelessness and services provided by the Koreatown Youth + Community Center (KYCC). This is the sixth homeless housing project in Council District Four put forth by Councilmember Ryu, with the other five either open, under construction, or in the pipeline.

“Homelessness is felt in every neighborhood across our City, and we need solutions in every neighborhood across our City, from the Valley to Hollywood to Mid-City,” Councilmember Ryu said. “I am proud to support this project, and to work with the neighborhood and KYCC on providing permanent housing & wraparound services that will save lives and get people off our streets.”

The proposed project, called the Maple Apartments, would include 63 units of permanent supportive housing and one manager’s unit. The proposal now heads to City Council for a vote confirming the $6,614,000 Proposition HHH allocation. 

"The Maple Apartments will be a 64-unit permanent supportive housing project in Koreatown where KYCC will provide critical onsite supportive services to stabilize previously homeless individuals, low-income seniors and families," says KYCC Executive Director Johng Ho Song. "Housing is just the first step in addressing homelessness in Los Angeles. Mental health care, financial and legal assistance, and social activities are some of the essential services that the chronically homeless need to build independent and healthy lives." 

The development team and KYCC will continue to engage community stakeholders as the project moes through the approval and pre-development process.

Read the City Administrative Office (CAO) report approved today here.

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Los Angeles City Councilmember David E. Ryu represents the 4th Council District which includes Griffith Park, Sherman Oaks, Toluca Lake, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Miracle Mile, Hancock Park, Windsor Square, Larchmont and portions of Koreatown and Van Nuys.


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