Los Angeles to Serve Homeless and Low-Income Individuals and Families
- UnitedHealthcare is the largest investor, providing $12 Million for PATH Metro Villas, a new community that addresses homelessness with program centers and permanent supportive housing
- UnitedHealthcare commitment part of company initiative to help people live healthier lives by connecting housing and health care
A ground breaking ceremony will bring together community leaders, affordable-housing advocates, and key investment partners to celebrate the construction of PATH Metro Villas, a supportive housing community under construction that will provide permanent homes to individuals and families who have been suffering from homelessness or struggling to find affordable housing.
UnitedHealthcare is the largest investor in the project, providing $12 million as part of a nationwide initiative by the company to help people live healthier lives by connecting them to safe, affordable housing with important on-site support services to improve their well-being.
When completed in the spring of 2018, Metro Villas will feature 65 apartment units adjacent to PATH facilities that provide comprehensive services and permanent supportive housing for homeless individuals and families. On-site services will include case management offices, community room with a teaching kitchen, on-site manager, security, picnic area and two roof terraces, among other amenities.
PATH Metro Villas is being developed by People Assisting The Homeless (PATH) in partnership with Affirmed Housing Group (AHG). Additional partners include the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services-Housing for Health, California Department of Housing & Community Development, Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles and theLos Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department.
UnitedHealthcare partnered with Enterprise Community Investment (Enterprise) to provide the $12 million in equity for PATH Metro Villas through the use of Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) approved by the state of California.UnitedHealthcare and Enterprise have worked together to invest $124 million in affordable-housing developments in eight states, including $28 million in California.
PATH clients, community leaders, affordable housing advocates and key investment partners including:
- Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, County of Los Angeles 2ndDistrict
- Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, City of Los Angeles, 13thDistrict
- Joel John Roberts, PATH CEO
- Leslie Carter, COO, UnitedHealthcare of California
- Jacqueline Waggoner, VP & Southern Calif. Market Leader, Enterprise Community Partners
- David Ho, Jr., PATH Donor
- Rushmore Cervantes, General Manager, Los Angeles Housing & Community Investment
- Ben Metcalf, Director, California Department of Housing & Community Development
- Jim Silverwood, President & CEO, Affirmed Housing
Thursday, April 20, 2017
10:00 a.m. Formal Program and Remarks
10:45 a.m. Groundbreaking Ceremony
Construction Site for PATH Metro Villas
340 N. Madison Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90004
The groundbreaking ceremony with hard hats and shovels to officially break ground on the new community.
According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission on Health, the affordability of housing has clear implications for health. The shortage of affordable housing limits families’ and individuals’ choices about where they live, often relegating lower-income families to substandard housing in unsafe, overcrowded neighborhoods with higher rates of poverty and fewer resources for healthy outdoor and exercise activities. The financial burden of
According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission on Health, the affordability of housing has clear implications for health. The shortage of affordable housing limits families’ and individuals’ choices about where they live, often relegating lower-income families to substandard housing in unsafe, overcrowded neighborhoods with higher rates of poverty and fewer resources for healthy outdoor and exercise activities. The financial burden of the unaffordable housing can prevent families from meeting other basic needs including nutrition and health care and is particularly significant for low-income families.
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