At a ceremony held on August 7, developer Century Housing Corp. commenced work on Villa Vanowen, a new affordable and permanent supportive housing complex in Van Nuys.

View looking southeast from Vanowen StreetCity Fabrick

The project, named for its address at 14142 W. Vanowen Street, will consist of a four-story building featuring 64 studio apartments, as well as on-site supportive services managed by The People Concern.

“We are excited to bring these homes to the San Fernando Valley, an area in critical need of affordable housing options,” saidCentury Housing senior vice president Brian D’Andrea. “Villa Vanowen will open doors for its future residents, giving them stability and a chance to get back on their feet after experiencing homelessness. We are grateful to collaborate with our partners on this permanent housing project that will change the lives of its residents.”

The Architect's Collective is designing Villa Vanowen, which is portrayed in renderings as a series of interconnected structures arranged in a C-shape surrounding a rear-facing courtyard and a pair of second-floor roof decks. Plans also call for multiple bridges linking the buildings, which will have landscapes designed by City Fabrick.

Courtyard at Villa VanowenCity Fabrick

The approximately 39,000-square-foot building, in addition to housing, will include a community room, bicycle storage, and offices for on-site staff and service providers.

Completion of Villa Vanowen is on track to occur in Spring 2025.

Funding for the project includes $10 million from Measure HHH and $9 million from Los Angeles County's No Place Like Home program, as well as multifamily housing revenue notes.

Aerial view looking northeastCity Fabrick

The project, originally known as Confianza, began under the stewardship of troubled supportive housing provider Skid Row Housing Trust, which initiated an entitlement application for the project in 2019.

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