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Permanent Supportive Housing

In 2016, David & Margaret in collaboration with A Community of Friends (ACOF) and Tri-City Mental Health Services, opened a Permanent Supportive Housing program for disabled and/or special needs families.

This housing complex consists of 28 units for disabled and/or special needs individuals and families who need intensive supportive services and are not ready to live on their own without these resources.

These no-cost, on-site supportive services and resources include:

  • Case management
  • Mental health support
  • Life-skills training
  • Vocational training
  • Necessary resources
  • Specialized community events
  • And more

Some residents have their supportive services provided by ACOF and others by Tri-City Mental Health- each tenant is aware of their assigned service provider prior to moving in.


All units and common spaces in the property are managed by EAH Housing which has over 50 years of experience in expanding the range of opportunities for all by developing, managing, and promoting quality affordable housing and diverse communities.  As the management company, EAH enforces the lease to maintain a safe environment for all. This is essential as this affords an opportunity for tenants to learn expectations in a real-world setting, while also having access to a supportive learning environment. EAH is experienced working in supportive housing environments and is able to offer a unique and educational environment for the tenants.

Although each plays a different role, David & Margaret, ACOF, Tri-City, and EAH, along with other community providers, work collaboratively to ensure stability for individuals most at risk of homelessness due to their mental health barriers. This model, therefore, promotes sustainable stable/permanent housing for those otherwise most at risk of eviction and ultimately, homelessness.


To be eligible for these permanent supportive housing units, young adults must meet the following criteria:  

Be between 18-24 years of age;

  • formerly in foster care;
  • at risk of homelessness or chronically homeless; and for identified units
  • diagnosed with a mental health disability
  • Actively enrolled in mental health services
  • Youth from Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, or Ventura Counties are all eligible to apply for housing here. 

Apartment homes range in size from 700 to 1,000 sq. ft. The Village Common Center provides 1,500 sq. ft. of space for residents to train, study, learn, socialize, and participate in programs of interest. There is also ample gated parking.

This Apartment complex provides the majority of permanent supportive beds in the San Gabriel Valley for young adults.   


Other Disabled and/or Special Needs Family Housing Resources
For information about permanent supportive housing for people with mental illness on behalf of ACOF click here.

For more info about housing resources for TAY on behalf of the LAHSA, please reach out to:
Youth Moving On (YMO) at (626) 765-6010

For more information about other properties managed by EAH, please reach out by:
Phone: (310) 622-9236 or on their website

National Minority Mental Health Month

National Minority Mental Health is during the month of July. A minority or a minority group by definition refers to people whose practices, race, religion, ethnicity, or other characteristics are fewer in numbers than those within the main groups of classification. Minorities in the United States tend to be Hispanic/Latino, African American, Asian, Native American, Pacific Islanders, LGBTQ+, and women. Many minorities are prone to differential treatment in the countries and societies that they live in. 

Studies show that living as a minority can be difficult. Minorities often face discrimination in everyday social life and activities. Due to race, religion, ethnicity, practices, and gender, they are discriminated against in buying or renting housing, employment, education, and healthcare. Minorities face discrimination throughout their lives by being in minority communities, but also by social disadvantage, racism, bullying, long-term stress, and poor housing due to discrimination. 

These are poverty cycles that many minorities find themselves stuck in. 

These are so many struggles that many minorities in the United States and the world face. Mental Health has become more well-known and talked about in the media recently. Mental Health encompasses emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing. It can influence cognition, perception, and behavior. Poor housing, bullying, racism, and stress can lead to mental health issues and a need for wellness. 

Getting out of the cycle that puts you down and in a difficult mindset can be troublesome. Minorities have some of the lowest receiving rates of mental health care. Among adults with mental health issues, only 31% of Blacks and Hispanics that need assistance will receive it along with only 22% of Asians and 46% of the youth in the LGBTQ+ community. For all minorities, less than 50% of those in need of mental health care were able to get help. 

July is a month to observe, learn, and bring awareness to the unique struggles that racial and ethnic minority communities face regarding mental illness. COMPASS Programs offer help through Mental Health resources for young adults. COMPASS Programs is also a community full of individuals and staff who will help support and assist those in need of a helping hand. 

In case of an emergencies having to do with mental health, The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number has been changed to a three digit number, 988. Give them a call and they will hook the caller up to trained counselors who can help them feel less suicidal, depressed and overwhelmed after speaking over the phone. The trained counselor can also send the caller to numerous resource centers. 

Our Impact This Year

  • Youth & Families Served

    486

  • Youth Internship Hours

    625

  • Housing Provided

    44

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