Hope on Hyde Park is located at 6501 Crenshaw Blvd. (Courtesy photo)

Council President Pro Tempore Marqueece Harris-Dawson and Mayor Karen Bass will open two new Permanent Supportive Housing Developments on Crenshaw Boulevard on Saturday, August 26, at 11 a.m.

The Hope on Hyde Park and Depot at Hyde Park buildings, located at 6501 and 6527 South Crenshaw Boulevard, respectively, were constructed through Council District 8’s Housing at Home Initiative.  As part of the grand opening to welcome formerly unhoused families and individuals to their new homes, Harris-Dawson will host a block party celebration featuring Grammy Award winning artist Cocoa Sarai as the headliner.
The new developments will provide 141 new units and house over 200 individuals during an active Local Emergency Declaration around housing and homelessness. Housing at Home is a South LA initiative that advocates for keeping people housed and rooted in their communities.

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Harris-Dawson remarked, “Our housing philosophy at Hope at Hyde Park and Depot at Hyde Park embodies a humane shift, by prioritizing community and neighborly support. This approach echoes Housing at Home’s mission, emphasizing the vital role of support systems in combating homelessness, and inserting compassion into our housing strategy.”
Mayor Bass stated, “Los Angeles is becoming increasingly unaffordable which makes it that much more important to bring permanent supportive housing to South LA. We must do all we can to ensure that Angelenos have a place to call home and I want to thank Council President Pro-Tem Harris-Dawson for his continued work on this important issue.”

In addition, the event will feature an art exhibit curated by Community Coalition showcasing works from LA Artist Omari Booker. Booker’s work is a continuation of Community Coalition’s ongoing art project, “South LA is Still Home,” where artists tackle themes of homelessness and gentrification.

Emcee KG Superstar will keep spirits high with great music during the festivities. The Fernando Pullum Community Art Center Jazz Combo will provide soulful jazz as attendees enjoy a free lunch and churros from Taco Mell.

Black Image Center, an art collective based nonprofit 501c3 founded by a group of young Black photographers in Los Angeles, will provide free portraits to attendees. Also, there will be face painting and balloon animals.

Hope on Hyde Park, which provides 97 units of permanent supportive housing, was developed by the Hope Street Development Group. Wrap-around services will be provided by St. Joseph’s Center and Project 180. Residents were selected through the Department of Mental Health in partnership with HOPICS.

Depot at Hyde Park is an affordable and supportive housing development located at the site of the abandoned Hyde Park Branch Library in South Los Angeles. Completed in May 2023, the development will house 43 households of which nine will be low-income family households and thirty-three will be formerly homeless individual and family households.

The building includes one, two and three bedroom units, along with a community room opening onto a balcony for the use of residents, service offices for case managers providing supportive services, and a central courtyard with generous landscaping and community garden plots for the use of residents. The developers are striving to achieve LEED Silver Status for the building and hope to receive certification soon.
The co-developers are GTM Holdings, LLC and Women Organizing Resources, Knowledge and Services. The property management company is John Stewart Company and the primary supportive services provider is St. Joseph Center. Jenesse Center, Inc., a community-based nonprofit serving survivors of domestic violence, will also provide services.
Units set aside for those who are unhoused are filled through the County’s Coordinated Entry System and were selected via a lottery system. The property’s supportive service provider, St. Joseph Center, assists these referrals through the application process.

HOPICS is the area’s Housing Navigator and provides assistance to homeless individuals and families looking for resources and access into the CES system. Funding for this project was provided by the City of Los Angeles through Measure HHH.