Entries by Heidi Genrich

Putting the FAB in Pre-Fab on Skid Row

From Zev’s Blog (Zev Yaroslavsky, LA County Supervisor 1994-2014): Over the past five years, architect Michael Maltzan’s two projects for the non-profit Skid Row Housing Trust—the Rainbow Apartments and the New Carver Apartments, next to the 10 Freeway at Hope Street—have pushed the envelope of what it means to create shelter while fostering a healing sense of community.

A New Housing Model at the New Genesis

Downtown LA News: Like developer Skid Row Housing Trust’s last four projects, the New Genesis is considered supportive housing because it includes onsite social services. Tenants access everything from medical care to drug counseling to mental health treatment without leaving the building.

Family provides cross-country lifeline

Pittsburgh Tribune Review: Tyrone Taylor picked up his grandson at his daughter’s Penn Hills home Monday and gave thanks to God, a day after returning to Pittsburgh from California, where he had spent 20 years homeless and addicted to drugs and alcohol.

Construction Update on New Genesis Affordable Housing in Downtown LA

DTLA Rising with Brigham Yen: The LEED-Platinum certified New Genesis affordable housing mixed-use project has been rising quietly on Main Street over the past year. A rendering from architect firm Killefer Flammang shows a well-designed, modern 7-story building that will contain 106 units intended as supportive housing, mostly for the formerly homeless in the area, and 25% of the units will go toward working individuals making less than $37,260 annually.