The project was completed last year, but a ceremony held on May 1 served as the official debut of 6th Street Place, Mercy Housing California's new supportive housing complex in Downtown Los Angeles.

The six-story structure, built out of prefabricated modular units at 401 E. 6th Street, features 94 apartments - including 93 units of supportive housing -  above ground-floor community space and a 13-car garage. On-site services for residents are provided by The People Concern.

Courtyard of 6th Street PlaceMercy Housing California

“Despite the challenges many of its residents have endured, Skid Row is home to a vibrant community of artists, activists, and service providers, and it is our hope that 6th Street Place will come to represent proud new beginnings for the people who call it home as well as their neighbors,” said Mercy Housing California president Doug Shoemaker. “Angelenos experiencing homelessness deserve dignified, permanent housing opportunities, and we are grateful to our partners for stepping up to help us meet this urgent need.”

Funding for 6th Street Place came from Measure HHH, among other sources. A news release also touts involvement from Los Angeles and Los Angeles County agencies, the California Department of Housing and Community Development, the National Equity Fund, and JPMorgan Chase.

While construction is complete, work on the exterior of the property hast yet to conclude. Plans still call for the addition of new artwork, recreating the "Skid Row City Limit" mural which adorned the building that previously occupied the site. Some of the artists tasked with the new installation are among those who worked on the original as part of a group led by the late Skid Row community leader General Jeff Page. Plans also call for a projected scroll which will show artworks created by residents and neighbors of the property.

Apartment at 6th Street PlaceMercy Housing California

The Downtown project is located one block west of the intersection of 6th and San Pedro Streets, where construction is also underway for two high-rise buildings that will be the city's largest supportive housing developments at completion.

Other upcoming Mercy Housing developments include projects in Downey, Boyle Heights, and Long Beach.

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