Reseda: A New Tiny Home Village in LA County
The Reseda Tiny Home Village recently opened its doors in May 2021 and is one of the first three Tiny Home Villages in LA County. Fully designed and funded by the City of Los Angeles, the new Tiny Home Village consists of 52 units, 101 beds, and will immediately provide a pathway for the homeless in the area to break the cycle of living on the streets and find permanent and stable housing. Tiny Homes are an innovative, affordable, and scalable solution to the humanitarian crisis known as homelessness. Unlike traditional shelter or affordable housing projects, tiny homes take a fraction of the time to build and assemble, at just a fraction of the cost.
Each tiny home comes equipped with two beds, storage space, two electrical outlets, heating, air-conditioning, four windows, and a locking front door. Each resident living in the Tiny Home Community has full access to an array of social services including case management, housing navigation, mental health services, substance abuse counseling, as well as job training and placement. Unlike congregant shelters, Tiny Homes allow couples to stay together, as well as keep their pets with them. They are currently intended for interim housing, and within a 4–6-month period, the majority of Tiny Home residents are placed into permanent housing and the unit is to be filled with another deserving client seeking permanent shelter and a better cycle of living.