LOS ANGELES, Oct.15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Affirmed Housing and PATH Ventures are pleased to announce that they will celebrate the grand opening of Vermont Villas today, October 15, 2015 at 11:00am. Speakers will include US Congresswoman Maxine Waters, California State Senator Isadore Hall, California State Assemblyman Mike Gipson, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas, First Lady of Los Angeles Amy Wakeland, Los Angeles City Councilmember Joe Buscaino, and Jimmie, a resident of Vermont Villas, who will offer a first-hand perspective on life as a homeless veteran. The New Directions Veterans Choir, as seen on America's Got Talent, will open and close the ceremony.
Located at 16304 S. Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles, Vermont Villas serves chronically homeless veterans and homeless individuals with critical health needs. Substantial resident services are provided, including health and service resources to help these individuals live healthy, productive lives.
The four-story Vermont Villas features 79 studio and one-bedroom apartments, common gathering spaces for residents, and offices for staff. Common spaces include a teaching kitchen, a large courtyard with barbecues and resident vegetable gardens, a lounge, and meeting rooms. Other amenities include on-site property management, offices for five on-site staff, who will provide supportive services for the residents, secured access, and laundry rooms.
Amy Anderson, Executive Director of PATH Ventures, states, "Vermont Villas is an incredibly welcoming place where residents have the opportunity to make a home and regain health & stability. Both the building and the supportive services focus on creating community among residents and connections to the larger neighborhood."
James Silverwood, President of Affirmed Housing, states, "Vermont Villas is an extraordinary project for so many reasons. By providing housing as well as supportive services, Vermont Villas will help move people from the streets to self-sufficiency. We are honored to be a part of the cause to end homelessness in Los Angeles and serve senior vets who have sacrificed so much for our country."
Affirmed Housing is dedicated to improving and sustaining the viability of California through the development of affordable housing. For more information, visit www.affirmedhousing.com.
PATH Ventures is part of the PATH (People Assisting the Homeless) family of agencies working together to end homelessness for individuals, families, and communities. To learn more, visit www.pathventures.org.
Contact: Beth Binger
SOURCE Affirmed Housing Group; PATH Ventures