A permanent supportive housing project opened this week in the San Fernando Valley to shelter homeless seniors with disabilities.
Council President Nury Martinez and various city officials and partners held a virtual grand opening Monday for the development in Sun Valley.
“Casa del Sol will be a place of refuge, a place where our formerly homeless, disabled seniors will feel safe and secure and receive the support services they need,” Martinez said. “It will be home. I thank A Community of Friends, our partners, as well my Sun Valley and Council District 6 constituents who again and again have stepped up to be part of the solution to address homelessness.”
Casa del Sol has 15 studio apartments and 28 one-bedroom units, as well as one unit for a property manager. Amenities include a community room and lounge, full-service kitchen, computer room, onsite laundry, fitness center and outdoor courtyards with seating.
On-site support services will be provided by A Community of Friends, and property management will be handled by Levine Management Group Inc.
Designed to meet environmental standards, Casa del Sol is LEED Gold Certified, according to Martinez’ office.
The $21.8 million used to establish Casa del Sol at 10966 Ratner St. came from Bank of America, the Los Angeles County Development Authority, Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, the Housing and Community Investment Department using Proposition HHH funds and Enterprise Community Partners, according to Martinez’ office.
A virtual tour can be found at www.acof.org/blog/casa-del-sol-virtual-grand-opening-2.