VCH Featured: Fostering Connections

April 3, 2024

Developers work to meet the needs of young adults at risk of homelessness

Rose Apartments
Jeff Durkin, Breadtruck Films

The follow excerpt is courtesy of Affordable Housing Finance Magazine’s article titled “Fostering Connections” written by Donna Kimura.

Rose Apartments is home to young adults who are at risk of being homeless and others who have lived on the streets.

Located in Venice, California, the 35-unit development is among the recent properties serving a growing number of people between the ages of 18 and 25 struggling with homelessness.

“To me, affordable housing has impacted my life in so many ways,” says Coral, one of the young residents. “Personally, it has helped me stay away from temptations and situations that aren’t good for me or my well-being. Without affordable housing, I don’t know where I would be right now. I wouldn’t be inside my home, safe and sound, like I am now.”

She had been experiencing homelessness for about 16 months prior to moving into her apartment, with part of that time in transitional or shared housing…

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