This morning, I’m joining Mayor Eric Garcetti, Meta Housing, LA Family Housing, Los Angeles County Development Authority, and Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department for a groundbreaking at Silva Crossing. I am proud to see this project come into fruition during the pandemic to serve as supportive housing for Northeast San Fernando Valley Angelenos that are experiencing homelessness. This project will be an important community anchor for the San Fernando Road corridor, which will be home to the Sylmar segment of the future East San Fernando Valley Transportation Corridor light rail.
This project will provide 56 units of supportive housing, and was made possible in part by $10.9 million of voter-approved HHH bond funding. From improving service coordination through the Council District 7 Homeless Task Force, building housing for homeless women and veterans, to supporting partnerships for the creation of a family navigation center, Silva Crossing builds on these efforts I have led to address the homeless crisis in our community.
Investing in people by providing housing is a collaborative effort between government and nonprofits. I am proud to bring new housing to our Sylmar community, and I look forward to continued collaboration as we work toward bringing all types of housing to our district.