Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez and Mayor Eric Garcetti Wednesday announced 40 local families experiencing homelessness are moving into a new apartment complex in the San Fernando Valley.
Parthenia Place is the city’s first State Homekey Project site to house homeless people, and it is located in Martinez’ Council District 6.
“Our neighbors sleeping on the streets face a heightened risk of exposure to illness and death, and this pandemic has added another measure of danger and threat to their health and lives,” Garcetti said. “Parthenia Place is exactly what our state had in mind when it launched Homekey — a safe, permanent home for our most vulnerable Angelenos.”
The Parthenia Place is the first of 15 planned properties to open in Council District 6 with about 750 units and rooms slated for homeless people.
“I could not be happier for these 40 families who finally have a place to call home in a brand-new apartment complex,” Martinez said. “Many of these families come from our motels, where we are actively providing educational assistance to families and children experiencing homelessness.”
Parthenia Place was established in partnership with the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles and LA Family Housing. LA Family Housing will provide on-site support services as well as case management to help the families integrate into permanent supportive housing.
In the months ahead, LAFH will manage a total of five new Homekey sites, a mix of interim and permanent supportive housing, Martinez said. HACLA, the long-term owner and manager of the Parthenia Place development, is contributing rental subsidies.
Martinez and the City Council have dedicated $200 million in CARES Act funding for those experiencing homelessness. Working with the mayor and HACLA, Martinez said she helped leverage this commitment with the larger Homekey effort.