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Another Tiny Home Community to Open

 Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission has announced it will open another transitional housing community, this time in Reseda, for people experiencing homelessness.

The new location, to be called the Reseda Cabin Community, features 52 tiny homes and 100 beds. The site, located next to the West Valley Police Station on Vanowen Street and Vanalden Avenue, will open June 2.

Hope of the Valley, in partnership with the city of Los Angeles, has rapidly expanded its services offered to the local community since the pandemic started. The mission opened an 85-bed shelter in North Hollywood, a 100-bed shelter in Van Nuys and two centralized resource centers over the last year, in addition to two tiny home communities in North Hollywood this year.

The tiny home communities provide safer, more flexible housing for people in need compared to life in traditional shelters or in encampments. Each tiny home is 64 square feet and has two beds, heat, air-conditioning, windows and a small desk. Onsite facilities provide meals and showers.

Residents of the community have full access to social services including case management, housing navigation, mental health services, substance abuse counseling, as well as job training and placement.

The homes are intended to provide interim housing, and within a three-to-four-month period, the majority of residents should be matched with permanent housing resources and the unit can be filled with another client seeking permanent shelter.Community members may tour the new tiny home community Thursday, May 27 through Saturday May 29 before residents move in beginning in June.

Katherine Tangalakis-Lippert
Katherine Tangalakis-Lippert
Katherine Tangalakis-Lippert is a Los Angeles-based reporter covering retail, hospitality and philanthropy for the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. In addition to her current beat, she is particularly interested in criminal justice topics, health and science stories and investigative journalism. She received her AA in Humanities from Moorpark College in 2016, her BA in Communication from Cal Lutheran University in 2019 and followed it up with a MA in Specialized Journalism from USC in the summer of 2020. Through her work, Katherine aspires to help strengthen the fragile trust between members of the media and the public.
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