On April 27, Councilmember Price, joined by Mayor Karen Bass, Labor Leader Dolores Huerta and SDS Capital Group CEO Deborah La Franchi, celebrated the completion of the Dolores Huerta Apartments– the latest Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Project in District 9.
Tenants will soon move into the 40-unit building that features private living quarters that include a bathroom and kitchen. Homeless Outreach Program Integrated Care Services (HOPICS) will provide tenants with wraparound support services that will include a live-in onsite counselor.
The special ceremony included the participation of students from Dolores Huerta Elementary School who led the pledge of allegiance, sang a song and gave flowers and a cake to the 93-year-old Civil Rights leader in honor of her recent 93rd birthday (April 10).
“My office continues to lead the way in providing affordable housing to the City with District 9 on track to build 4,576 units within the next four years,” Councilmember Price said. “I also want to applaud the efforts of our partners who played a role in the creation of the SDS Supportive Housing Fund, which is a private equity fund for PSH projects. The Dolores Huerta Apartments is the first Los Angeles project to be completed by this fund and proof that when the public and private sector come together, we can better serve the people that need it the most.”