Vermont Villas offers permanent supportive housing for 78 special needs and Veteran seniors (age 55 years and older), who are chronically homeless and homeless and who may also be disabled. Fifty (50) of these units are occupied by formerly homeless Veterans, and are supported by HACLA project based vouchers. Twenty-eight (28) units areset aside for formerly homeless seniors who qualify under the LA County Department of Health Services programs. Vermont Villas serves the extremely low income population, households earning just 20% and 30% Area Median Income (AMI). Substantial resident services are provided onsite by PATH Ventures, including housing preservation counselors to mentor these formerly homeless, chronically homeless, and at-risk of homelessness seniors.
A contemporary design, the four story building incorporates three stories of residential apartments atop one level of at-grade parking (41 spaces), interior common space, a manager’s apartment, and an exterior community courtyard. Comprising the first level are property management offices, resident case management services, and engaging community amenities such as a common kitchen, tech stations, and areas for gathering, fitness, and education. The courtyard is a private, natural social area for outdoor activities and gardening. The second through fourth floors, served by dual elevators, contains 69 one-bedroom apartments, 9 large studio apartments, and laundry facilities on each floor.