Luxury Apartment Building to Open For Homeless in Los Angeles

A luxury tax-payer funded apartment building is reportedly expected to open to provide housing for the homeless in Los Angeles.

The high-rise will be a “self-contained environment that will insulate its formerly homeless residents from the squalor and hopelessness around them,” the Los Angeles Times reported.

The building will allegedly include a café, courtyard, gym, art room, soundproof music room, computer room, library, and a TV lounge.

The project, expected to cost nearly $165 million, is led by the homelessness nonprofit Weingart Center, and is one of three apartment buildings expected to open for them in Los Angeles.

“We’re trying to make our little corner of the world look and feel a little better,” Weingart Center Assn. Chief Executive and President Kevin Murray said.

The initiative will receive financing from the LA Housing Department, state housing funds, and $56 million in state tax credits.

Last month, Governor Gavin Newsom (D-CA) claimed the state set the “national model” for responding to homelessness.

During his announcement of a $3.3 billion fund to confront homelessness, Newsom said, “The state of California saw a decline in veteran’s homelessness, we are the national model.”

“What Proposition 1 did was it reinforced that model, provided more resources to advance that model, and we’re very excited to put those dollars to work.”