The Six, a 52-unit permanent supportive housing development, sets aside 35% of its units for homeless veterans in Los Angeles. It is Skid Row Housing Trust’s first building with units specifically set aside for vets.
Designed by Brooks Scarpa, The Six features an opening in front that allows residents to look out into the neighborhood and connects them with their surroundings. The building's ground floor includes approximately 1,000 square feet of cultural/community space that is used to hold group therapy meetings and has potential to be an asset for the outside community, while the building’s rooftop boasts a view of downtown L.A.
The Six feature 45 studios and seven one-bedroom units. Twenty-one units are restricted at 30% of the area median income (AMI), 18 units are restricted at 45% of the AMI, and 11 units are restricted at 50% of the AMI. The development is covered by project-based Sec. 8 vouchers. Two units are reserved for property managers.
The development is among the first permanent supportive housing projects to partner with the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, which helps provides funding for supportive services in addition to referring individuals who are homeless and frequent utilizers of emergency health-care services.