Housing Development

Homes.  Support.  Success.

The Real Estate Development team at the Trust develops affordable and permanent supportive housing for people exiting homelessness. While the Trust has several Single Room Occupancy (SRO) buildings in its portfolio, and is often renovating to bring them up to today’s codes and resident needs, our organization also develops new buildings to meet the ever-changing needs of our current and future residents.

These are just some of the projects in construction and in development from our entire pipeline portfolio.

For more information on Housing Development, please contact Sierra Atilano, Chief Real Estate Officer: email hidden; JavaScript is required

Six Four Nine Lofts

Six Four Nine Lofts will provide 55 affordable, permanent supportive housing apartments for individuals who have experienced homelessness, including Veterans and people with chronic health issues. One apartment will be an affordable unit for an on-site property manager.

The 55 apartments, community kitchen, common areas for group meetings, and on-site case management offices will be built above a new 25,000 square foot community clinic development by Skid Row Housing Trust and will be owned and operated by Los Angeles Christian Health Centers. The three-story clinic, called Joshua House Health Center, will provide top-quality healthcare to meet medical, dental, optometry, mental health, and social service needs. The goal of Six Four nine Lofts is to continue to change the landscape of Skid Row while ending homelessness and providing long-term stability to residents in the immediate community.

Architect: Abode Communities | Architecture

Construction: Snyder Langston

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Construction starts on seven-story Skid Row housing complex

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FLOR 401 Lofts

FLOR 401 Lofts is a new 99-unit permanent supportive housing development by Skid Row Housing Trust that will provide homes for 49 Veterans experience homelessness, and an additional 49 for low income household and/or individual with special needs. 1 apartment is dedicated for the on-site property manager. Located at 401 E. 7th Street in Downtown Los Angeles, the building will include a mix of residential-service amenities, with an additional five stories of residential apartments built above, centered around a lofted courtyard. An array of supportive services, including on-site case management, will be hosted on-site. In addition to designated services space, FLOR 401 Lofts will feature open, therapeutic community spaces, including a spacious interiors courtyard on the second floor.

Architect: Koning Eizenberg Architecture

Construction: Morley Builders

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SP7 is a new permanent housing development with 100 units that will provide homes for Veterans and individuals who have special needs and/or are ending their homelessness. 81 units of new construction is being built at 519 E. 7th Street and 19 rehabbed units will be at 647 S. San Pedro Street, a site currently known as the San Pedro House. The new building will be seven stories tall with a mix of resident-services amenities centered around an interior courtyard. 

Architect: KFA Architecture

Construction: Snyder Langston

In the News

Shiny New Rendering for Skid Row Housing’s SP7 Apartments

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The Alvidrez

The Alvidrez is a proposed new permanent supportive housing (PSH) development in Los Angeles to be developed by Skid Row Housing Trust and designed by Michael Maltzan Architecture. Planned for the Skid Row neighborhood in Downtown Los Angeles, California, the 77,190 square foot, 14-story building will replace an old existing five-story residential building. This new residential construction is designed to be one of the first in the country to utilize a mass timber building frame system. This proposed PSH development will serve the community by providing 150 studio apartments, and 1 manager’s unit, for formerly homeless individuals. Plans for each apartment includes a bathroom, kitchen, appliances, and furnishings to support independent living. The building will host supportive services space for case managers on the ground floor.

The Alvidrez is named after Skid Row Housing Trust’s former CEO, Mike Alvidrez, who dedicated 27 years of service to the organization and is a life-long advocate of ensuring people experiencing homelessness have dignified homes with supportive services so they may break the cycle of homelessness for good.

The building’s architectural form is a collection of vertical “bundles” of varying heights and elevations that create outdoor roof terraces on the 2nd, 5th, 8th, 9th, 11th, 12th, 13th, and 14th floors. These terraces serve as important resting places for residents to enjoy the outdoors while also allowing for more natural light and ventilation to reach individual apartments.

The proposed construction will incorporate modular building blocks made of cross-laminated timber (CLT) columns, beams, and gravity framing deck members that contain the basic dwelling unit types. Mass timber systems are typically more fire resistant, provide strong structural integrity but are lighter in weight, are sustainable, and can provide time-saving efficiency benefits during construction. As cities across California are experiencing an unprecedented rise in their homeless populations, mass timber construction represents a new, repeatable model for building high-quality, low-income multifamily housing across California.

Architect: Michael Maltzan Architecture

In the News

Skid Row Housing Trust, Michael Maltzan Architecture plan mass-timber housing tower

Skid Row Housing Trust Plans Mass Timber High-Rise in DTLA

Michael Maltzan Architecture designs affordable mass timber housing tower for Skid Row

California Promotes Architectural Innovation Through Mass Timber Competition