The only permanent supportive housing development in Pasadena available to formerly homeless families has been given the Supportive Housing Project of the Year Award.
Marv’s Place — a 20-unit building that offers affordable housing — was given the award on September 16 at an annual conference hosted by the Southern California Association of Nonprofit Housing, according to a statement released in the City Manager’s Newsletter.
The conference is a yearly gathering of the affordable housing industry for five counties in Southern California and draws over 600 attendees, according to the statement.
Marv’s Place not only provides affordable housing for the formerly homeless, it offers supportive services onsite to offer families to tools and resources needed to end their cycle of homelessness and lead productive lives, according to the newsletter.
To help with this goal, Marv’s Place has partnered with National CORE, a nonpofit developer and Union Station Homeless Services to establish a place where families can start the process of rebuilding their lives.
Families moving to Marv’s Place will see each apartment in the complex be fully furnished. The three-story building was developed in a Mediterranean style and surrounds a central recreational courtyard, creating a private community for those who live there.
Residents — including parents and children — will have access to numerous on and off-site social services, such as case management, career development, money management courses, mental health services, substance abuse services, green education and health care, according to the press release.