Skid Row Housing Trust creates permanent supportive housing. The residents of the Trust's housing have ready and reliable access to a range of services which enable them to address the very factors which caused them to become homeless in the first place.
Residents treat their physical and mental health problems, address addiction and learn the basics of overcoming poverty. They also draw valuable support from their neighbors, because residents of Trust housing work to maintain their homes and their lives from their homes.
Skid Row Housing Trust, founded in 1989, is a multi-faceted nonprofit organization.
Skid Row Housing Trust is an affordable housing developer. Originally founded to preserve some of downtown Los Angeles' most historic and architecturally valuable structures as housing for those in desperate need of it, the Trust continues in that effort today. The Trust now also develops brand new structures. The leadership of Skid Row Housing Trust brings to its role as a developer rigorous standards and a dedication to excellence which has earned the agency a number of development, preservation and design awards.
Skid Row Housing Trust is a property management company. Because the Trust is just as dedicated to maintaining quality in its housing as it is to building it into it, the Trust maintains a full-fledged property management company, responsible for all 20 Trust buildings and over 1,200 residents who live in them (see Housing).
Skid Row Housing Trust is a social service agency. On its own and in concert with a valued team of partners in the field, the Trust puts the "supportive" in permanent supportive housing. In the St. George Hotel in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, for example, residents have access to a health care clinic, mental health professionals, substance abuse treatment, benefits advocacy and counseling in their building and meeting rooms for a wide range of self-help programs (see services).
Skid Row Housing Trust is a public policy leader. Because Los Angeles has, by far, the largest homeless population in the nation, the Trust works with L.A. City and County leaders to develop and execute public policy which reduces, rather than manages, homelessness.
While homelessness in Los Angeles often seems intractable and a variety of short-term responses provide only temporary relief from the ravages homelessness inflicts, Skid Row Housing Trust offers a proven solution. The Trust addresses a difficult social issue with professional leadership , fiscal prudence, outstanding development skills and a reservoir of compassion which informs every decision. Skid Row Housing Trust has earned its many accolades.
Skid Row Housing Trust is a 501c(3) nonprofit agency. – less–ZoomInfo