February 14, 2022, Los Angeles, CA
On Saturday, February 5, volunteers from construction firm Milender White (MW), Lennar Homes, and supportive housing provider HomeAid LA spent a rewarding day on the campus of the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, assembling 32 tiny homes to shelter homeless veterans.
A construction crew of approximately 40 worked from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to assemble the shelters. They provide a durable, comfortable environment for homeless veterans, a first step on their journey toward permanent supportive housing.
This low-barrier-to-entry outreach effort presents these veterans with a safe, clean, designated living area, and adjacent tents for dining and security and social services. The VA provides ongoing medical and behavioral health and social services to the residents.
The site originally contained tents to help offer safe space to homeless vets during the COVID-19 pandemic. It has since evolved to shelters. The new units come with a bed and mattress, air conditioning and heating, fire life safety equipment and an electrical outlet. Homebuilder Lennar and developer FivePoint Communities made a $750,000 donation to HomeAid in 2021 which contributed greatly to HomeAid’s ability to provide these shelters.
Veterans who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness are strongly encouraged to contact the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans at (877) 4AID-VET (877-424-3838) for assistance.
Milender White is a full-service real estate company dedicated to delivering outstanding results on every project, unsurpassed service to clients, and superb career opportunities – with a total commitment to safety, quality and integrity. We proudly deliver award-winning commercial and residential projects based on proven systems, advanced technology, and cutting-edge design development. MW takes pride in building inclusive projects that meet the needs of the city, and it strives to become part of the fabric of the communities in which it develops. Visit us at www.milenderwhite.com.
HomeAid Los Angeles is a local affiliate of HomeAid. We attack the reality of homelessness with a unique and collaborative approach. Through housing development and community engagement, our mission is to help those experiencing homelessness to build new lives. HomeAid’s vision is to be a vital force in creating safe and dignified housing and programmatic facilities for those who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. HomeAid’s mission is to help people experiencing or at risk of homelessness build new lives through construction, community engagement, and education. Visit us at www.homeaidla.org.
Lennar builds homes in 24 states in the nation’s most popular regions and cities. Each home is inspired by and reflects the culture of regions they are built in. Our commitment to Quality, Value, and Integrity is the underlying foundation upon which Lennar was built, and these three fundamental principles still guide us in caring for our customers, associates, shareholders, and community. Visit us at www.lennar.com.
As a purely California company, FivePoint designs and develops large mixed-use communities in three of the state’s most dynamic coastal markets — Orange County, Los Angeles County and San Francisco County. We seamlessly integrate residential, commercial, retail, schools, entertainment venues, and recreational elements with public amenities, including civic areas for parks and open space. Visit us at www.fivepoint.com.Back to News