The City and County of Los Angeles have taken advantage of the state’s Project Homekey grants to purchase thousands of apartments and hotel rooms to repurpose them as interim and permanent supportive housing. Culver City announced that it was awarded a $26.6 million Project Homekey grant for the acquisition of two motels near the 405 Freeway.
Windward is providing MEP and fire protection engineering services for the renovation of two motels that are located on adjacent sites at 3868 and 3900 Sepulveda Boulevard. After completion, the two properties will create 39 units of interim housing and 37 units of permanent supportive housing. The interim housing is intended for stays of up to 90 days, with extensions granted based on need. Residents are provided with meals, laundry services, and social services.
The supportive housing caters to persons experiencing chronic homelessness, and the length of stay is determined by the resident’s needs and choices. As with the interim units, residents are provided with on-site supportive services.
Exodus Recovery, which has run similar facilities across the State of California, will serve as the lead operator and service provider for the two facilities, both of which are expected to open for residents by the end of 2022.