LA Tiny Home Village opens for the homeless


  • The Hope of the Valley worked with the City of Los Angeles to launch a Tiny Home Village in an effort to provide shelter to the homeless.
  • The Village features a 39-64 sq. ft. house, 85-bed community situated at Chandler Boulevard.
  • The vibrant, colorful Tiny House Village will only be among Hope of the Valley’s many projects. According to the organization, kind-hearted, generous people can sponsor a tiny home for $3,000.

Los Angeles continue to strive in solving one of its biggest crises ever: homelessness. Even though it’s far from a permanent fix, the City of Angels took a great leap of faith, one tiny house at a time.

The Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission, a non-profit organization, partnered with the LA’s city government to launch its very first Tiny Home Village — an effort to provide shelter to its homeless population.

The Village features a 39-house, 85-bed community situated at Chandler Boulevard, just right across North Hollywood Recreation Center.

Photo Credit: Hope of the Valley

Each tiny home, which includes two beds, heat, air-conditioning, windows, a small desk, and a front door, measures 64 square feet.

What’s particularly unique about this village are other provisions such as onsite meals, shows, case management, housing navigation, mental health, and job training and placement.

Photo Credit: Hope of the Valley

According to Valley Rescue Mission Founder and CEO Ken Craft, these essential services are made available to “help people get back on their feet.”

Hope of the Valley tiny homes: https://www.hopeofthevalley.org/tinyhomes/ Credit: Hope of the Valley

Aside from providing shelter, what the organization hopes to achieve, according to Ken is for the residents to develop a deep sense of community and belongingness, harmoniously living together.

“They’re trying to overcome the obstacles and barriers that are keeping them unhoused,” Ken said. “When they walk into a place and they see it’s theirs, there’s four windows, there’s fresh air coming in, they can actually stay warm at night, they can stay cool when it’s hot,” he added. To him, there is no better sight than to see people coming in at the shelter and finally having some sense of ownership amongst themselves.

Ken showed off some of the community space that includes tables and chairs for residents to gather to have “three meals a day,” provided by the organization.

Photo Credit: Hope of the Valley

He also toured guests through other facilities such as the laundry areas that boast five washers and dryers, and the ADA-compliant detail of all the housing units, to accommodate wheelchair users.

The vibrant, colorful Tiny House Village will only be among Hope of the Valley’s many projects. According to the organization, kind-hearted, generous people can sponsor a tiny home for $3,000.

Source: PEOPLE.com


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