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Resilient

Our residents come from every walk of life and background. We provide housing for the disabled, artists, older adults, counselors, veterans, chefs, gardeners, young adults, and transgender men and women.

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Innovative

Our projects push for design equity, the principle that everyone deserves high quality, beautiful design, even, and perhaps, especially, people who have experienced homelessness. The Trust's design is informed by resident voices so that their living space reflects their needs, fostering a greater feeling of ownership.

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Collaborative

Your support of our work is a grand and productive investment in the city of Los Angeles. Few investments provide a richer return. None is more humane or compassionate. Those who move into a Skid Row Housing Trust building are no longer homeless. Your support makes it so.

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Transformative

“Nothing good can happen until you have housing.” During any given year 1,700 men and women will call a Trust building home, with over 90% of those residents staying for more than one year.

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Creative

Through innovative micro enterprise, Piece by Piece provides opportunities for the under served to earn supplemental income. Workshops, taught by professional artists, and materials, with an emphasis on recycled items, are provided free of charge.

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It is the Trust that provides the structures, but it is the residents who make our buildings homes and communities.

The Trust handles the operation and maintenance of nearly 1,600 units of housing in 24 buildings. Our attention to building design and resident well-being has given rise to cutting edge buildings and programming that give our supportive housing residents the opportunity to regain autonomy and dignity.

The Trust is pioneering the latest evolution of permanent supportive housing. Partnering with experienced service providers, the Trust provides integrated case management, mental health treatment, substance abuse recovery, and primary healthcare at multiple housing sites and with more in the pipeline.

Skid Row Housing Trust projects have been consistently recognized for their excellence in design, architecture and services, not to mention the countless “thank yous” from our residents. The ultimate measure of our success is our housing retention rate: over 90% of Trust residents have remained housed for over a year.