Leadership in Housing,
Commitment to Community
Impact in 2015
Skid Row Housing Trust welcomed hundreds of new residents homes in 2015. In total, we provided permanent housing and support to more than 1,800 formerly homeless and vulnerable men and women. We also completed our first permanent supportive housing project outside of Downtown Los Angeles. The Six, located in the Westlake/MacArthur Park neighborhood, is now home to 52 formerly unhoused individuals, many of them veterans.
The ultimate measure of our success is our housing retention rate: over 90% of Trust residents have remained housed for over a year. Additionally, 90% of our residents voluntarily utilized our array of supportive services. Approximately 2/3 of Trust residents are chronically homeless before they move in, and 90% report suffering from one or more disabling conditions.
The Trust continues to be at the forefront of permanent supportive housing design. In November 2015, the Trust’s Star Apartments was highlighted by Time Magazine as one of the top 25 best inventions of the year. Over the next five years, the Trust plans to develop or renovate some 1,200 homes from individuals who have experienced chronic homelessness.