With help from the city of Los Angeles, Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission has built the city’s first tiny home village and it’s absolutely beautiful. The city was built to try to help curb the homelessness crisis that has been going on in Los Angeles for years, Hope of the Valley worked closely with the city to make this dream a reality. The neighborhood has 30 residences for people who are homeless and it will house 85 members of the community. The location is right across the street from the North Hollywood Recreation Center, People reports. It will serve as temporary housing.
Every one of the tiny homes is 64 square feet and has two beds. The tiny houses also have a small desk, heating and air conditioning, windows, and of course, a front door. Also, there will be other services provided at the location, including showers, meals, housing navigation, case management, mental health resources, and job training. The organization’s CEO, Ken Craft, said that this tiny village will have an office near the entrance where case management will be provided. Their hope is to try to help people get back on their feet. Craft describes the community’s residents as “an incredible community.”
Craft adds that the people who are living in the community all share a common goal: to combat homelessness. They also work together to overcome the barriers and obstacles that are bringing them to this situation. He believes that it’s a powerful thing to see people who have been sleeping outside or in cars have a safe place to lay their heads at night. Being able to stay warm in winter and not overheated in summer is something that is important to people who work to bring an end to homelessness. There’s also a laundry facility so that people can wash their clothing, something that is complicated by homelessness.
Watch the video below to learn more about this vibrant community.