At a ceremony held  on October 12 in Panorama City, officials with LA Family Housing and Domus Development marked the completion of the Talisa Apartments, a new permanent supportive housing complex.

The project, located on a corner lot at 9502 Van Nuys Boulevard, is a four-story edifice which features 48 one- and two-bedroom apartments priced for extremely-low income households, as well as one unit for an on-site manager. Parking for 30 vehicles is located within an at-grade garage.

Courtyard at the Talisa apartmentsLA Family Housing

“For the first time in my life, I feel in control of my life,” said Talisa resident Diana Smith in a news release. “I love seeing my kids finally feel happy, safe, and relaxed after so many years of uncertainty. Finally, instead of worrying about where we’re going to sleep next month, I get to think about what comes next for my family. I’m currently looking for a job, and I’m enrolled in school with a goal to work in communications in public service.”

Built on the former site of an auto body repair shop and a single-family home, the apartment complex incorporates common features such as a playground, a community garden, and a computer lab.

FSY Architects designed the Talisa development, while Alpha Construction Company served as general contractor.

Courtyard at the Talisa apartmentsLA Family Housing

Domus, one of the co-developers, will also serve as property manager, while LA Family Housing will offer on-site supportive services to residents.

In addition to Talisa, LA Family Housing and Domus are behind multiple ongoing projects in the Los Angeles area. LA Family Housing is behind plans for an upcoming motel conversion not far away in Panorama City, while Domus is attached to an 85-unit complex now taking shape in Florence-Firestone.

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