In a ceremony yesterday, Clifford Beers Housing and local elected officials announced the groundbreaking of Corazón del Valle, a new affordable and permanent supportive housing complex located just west of Van Nuys Boulevard in Panorama City.

Aerial view of Corazon del Valle looking southPerkins&Will

“Every apartment at Corazón del Valle is a welcoming place for an LA resident who will soon have a safe and decent place to live," said LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl in remarks. I look forward to our opening day when nearly 200 people will be able to breathe a giant sigh of relief knowing that they no longer have to face the specter of homelessness.”

Located on a County-owned property at 14545 Lanark Street, just south of the Panorama Mall, the project will consist of twin buildings featuring 180 studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments reserved for formerly unhoused persons and low-income households. The apartments would cater to single adults earning up to $12,400 per year or a family of four earning no more than $70,000 per year.

Perkins&Will is designing Corazón del Valle, which are depicted in renderings as a trio of amorphous five-story structures bisected by courtyards and breezeways. Per a news release from Clifford Beers Housing, the project will include a greywater system saving more than 70,000 gallons of potable water annually, as well as solar panels that will generate 22 percent of the property's electricity.

Street-level view of Corazon del VallePerkins&Will

In addition to housing, the project will also include case management services to be provided by San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center, which will also operate a community clinic in the commercial space at the property's ground floor.

Corazón del Valle is slated to begin open in phases between 2023 and 2024.

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