AHF to Dedicate 74-room Van Nuys Hotel for Homeless Housing
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 23, 2020--
On Friday, January 24 th, housing advocates and officials from AHF will host a ribbon-cutting and dedication for the Valley Haven Hotel, a 74-bed hotel on Sepulveda Boulevard in Van Nuys that AHF’s Healthy Housing Foundation recently purchased to repurpose as homeless and/or extremely-low-income housing. The ribbon-cutting will take place at 1:00 P.M.
In addition, AHF will also host two (2) sequential MEDIA AVAILABILITIES and OPEN HOUSES later that Friday afternoon at the other two hotels around greater Los Angeles — in Cypress Park (2:30 pm-Cypress Arms Hotel) and Hollywood (4 pm-Re Tan Hotel) — that AHF recently added to its portfolio of properties and is now refurbishing and repurposing the three buildings for use as housing for the homeless and extremely-low-income individuals under its Healthy Housing Foundation banner.
Van Nuys ‘Valley HavenHotel’ Ribbon-cutting & Dedication
AHF’s Valley Haven Hotel (Van Nuys) repurposed as homeless housing.
Healthy Housing Foundation also ADDS 2 other hotels, 167 total new housing units to its homeless and extremely-low-income housing stock in greater L.A.
Friday, January 24, 2020 1:00 P.M.
AHF Board Members in Attendance (NOTE: not all will speak):
A HF will also host 2 ADDITIONAL OPEN HOUSES/MEDIA AVAILABILITIES
Ged Kenslea, AHF Communications +1.323.791.5526 cell firstname.lastname@example.org
The three latest hotels — in Van Nuys (74 rooms), Cypress Park (30 rooms) and Hollywood (61 rooms plus a duplex) — add 167 additional housing units to AHF’s roster of hotels and rooms that have been repurposed as homeless and extremely-low-income housing and bring the total of housing units AHF repurposed and created to over 790 units across eight hotels or motels throughout greater Los Angeles.
AHF launched Healthy Housing Foundation to address the rampant affordable housing crisis sweeping the nation by providing fast, easy, and compassionate access to affordable housing with a focus on addressing the needs of low-income individuals, struggling families, youth, and those living with chronic illness.
Healthy Housing Foundation by AHF focuses on the quicker, much less expensive model of adaptive reuse of existing buildings as it repurposes them as housing for those previously unsheltered, homeless and/or for extremely-low-income individuals. It previously renovated and repurposed five historic Los Angeles buildings, and with these latest three buildings, AHF has now created a combined total of 791 units in its effort to more quickly house individuals and families. In Fort Lauderdale, HHF is also well underway with plans for a newly built, state-of-the-art affordable housing complex that will include over 500 micro-units.
The Los Angeles area open houses will showcase the Foundation’s latest three additions to its roster of innovative housing solutions to more quickly address the region’s homelessness crisis.
“We’re deploying multiple approaches to address the housing and homelessness crises — new construction, micro-units, renovation of existing structures — we’re looking at all possibilities,” said Michael Weinstein, President of AHF. “The bottom line is we need viable solutions that are economical and fast. Communities can’t wait any longer; the situation is far too dire.”
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, currently provides medical care and/or services to over 1.3 million individuals in 43 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, the Asia/Pacific Region and Eastern Europe. To learn more about AHF, please visit our website: www.aidshealth.org, find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth and follow us @aidshealthcare.
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CONTACT: Ged Kenslea,Senior Director, Communications, AHF
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