Whatever it Takes
"Meet Sean, Dorothy, and Damon: three chronically homeless individuals who are now in safe homes due to the incredible efforts of Housing Works
To create housing options that model, with respect and dignity, sustainable, environmentally sensitive, affordable communities that provide equal and fair access to housing and human services for people with limited income.
Housing Works was founded in 2003 by a group of concerned members of the Immaculate Heart Community in response to the rise of homelessness, growing housing crisis, and lack of affordable rental units in the county of Los Angeles. For the past five years Housing Works has networked with property owners and developers who are willing to provide apartments with government rental subsidies to families and individuals who have been chronically homeless and struggle with serious mental illness. Our Home First Project was launched through a start-up grant from the Corporation for Supportive Housing under the seasoned leadership of Mollie Lowery. Read More...
Vision and Purpose
Housing Works fosters access to safe, decent, affordable housing as a fundamental right for all.
Our vision is to:
BUILD healthy communities that are diverse in age, culture, income and race while holding a preferential option for the poor.
DEVELOP a range of housing options including rentals, co-ops and home ownership.
CREATE neighborhoods that support access to employment and transportation, enrich the body, mind and spirit, and promote sound environmental practices.