On December 20, PATH (People Assisting the Homeless) and PATH Ventures were joined by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell and Councilmember Herb Wesson to break ground on Phase 2 of the PATH Metro Villas.
The groundbreaking marks the first supportive housing development funded by voter-approved Prop HHH funds to begin construction.
With an anticipated completion of summer of 2019, PATH Metro Villas is a multi-phase, mixed-use community designed to support ending homelessness. It integrates 187 affordable and supportive apartments and 88 interim housing beds with programs focused around health, employment, housing placement and Veteran services. The Phase 2 development, beginning construction this month, incorporates 122 affordable apartments as well as health and mental health clinics.
"We're here to celebrate what we told voters we would do," said Garcetti. "We're here to deliver housing. Which we the people of Los Angeles are paying for because there is no higher priority than bringing everybody home."
Voters overwhelmingly passed Prop HHH in November 2016 and approved Measure H this past March, respectively securing $1.2 billion for permanent supportive housing and hundreds of millions of dollars dedicated to supportive services. These two incredible victories marked a bright and stable future for the 57,000 homeless Angelenos.
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