Tuesday, August 21, 2007

"We have to build the housing ourselves"

The Executive Director of PATH Ventures, which is going to build an 80-unit apartment building at Hollywood and Gower for formerly homeless men and women, has begun blogging at the LA Homeless Blog about PATH Ventures' strategy for fighting homelessness.

All the homeless folks I have ever met have only one thing in common: they do not have homes.

This is why PATH Partners, highly esteemed for its successful direct service programs, created PATH Ventures. We recognize that, while it is necessary to provide direct services, it is not enough.

The average monthly rent in Los Angeles and Orange Counties is $1607[1]. So, all the supportive services in the world are not going to be enough to help very low income people afford these rents.

The blogosphere welcomes Shane Goldsmith (who until very recently was this office's Senior Legislative Deputy). Hi, Shane!