La Kretz Villas
335 N. Juanita Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90004
PATH Ventures is partnering with the Related Companies of California to develop La Kretz Villas, a five-story, 30,456 square foot building with amenities including spacious courtyard, a community room with kitchen, a laundry room and outdoor seating areas. The site is located one block away from the PATH Mall, allowing residents to easily access additional support services there. A one-level, semi-subterranean parking structure will provide 15 parking spaces. The property was donated by Mr. Morton La Kretz.
La Kretz Villas is designed to address the need for single-room occupancy (SRO) units for homeless and mentally ill individuals. Twenty-five units will be designated for people who are homeless or formerly homeless and are living with a qualifying disability. Twenty-three units will be designated for people with disabilities.
La Kretz Villas seeks to fill the unmet need for SRO units outside of downtown Los Angeles. The development responds to the unique needs of disabled homeless individuals by providing intensive case management and connecting residents to the full range of support services they need to improve their health, gain increased independence and remain stably housed including: health and dental care, mental health care, employment and educational services, life skills workshops, substance abuse treatment, self help groups and more. Services will be designed based on the anticipated needs of residents and will be continually evaluated and adapted to reflect changing needs of the resident population.
LaKretz Villas broke ground in December 2010 and is slated for completion in June 2012.