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Pledge to End Veteran Homelessness - Partners Gather at Rosslyn Hotel Apartments

National and local government officials, non-profit and philanthropic organizations and the local business community came together at SRO Housing Corporation Rosslyn Hotel Apartments  to pledge to end veteran homelessness in Los Angeles County by the end of 2015. The United Way/ LA Chamber of Commerce Home For Good Action Plan aims to end veteran homelessness in 2015 and chronic homelessness in 2016.
Click here to see the story on NBC4.

Grand Opening of Rosslyn Hotel Apartments includes Historic Story

On January 22, 2015 SRO Housing Corporation celebrated the Grand Opening of the Rosslyn Hotel Apartments and 30 years of service to Los Angeles. "An Evening at the Historic Rosslyn Hotel" was an invitation-only event that gathered a standing-room only crowd of friends and supporters who enjoyed music, tours and the excitement of experiencing the transformation of a former 'flophouse' into fabulous fully restored historic property. The building provides affordable housing for 264 low-income individuals including homeless veterans. 
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to see the story on NBC4.   Click here to read more.

SRO Housing Welcomes Veterans Home to Rosslyn Hotel Apartments

On September 29, 2014 SRO Housing was honored to welcome the first of seventy-five homeless veterans who moved into newly renovated apartments at the Rosslyn Hotel Apartments. "This is our 30th housing site.” Says Anita Nelson, SRO Housing CEO. “The building is a historic treasure that is currently being rehabilitated into 264 beautiful studio apartments. It will be home for 264 homeless and low-income residents.” 

 Click here to read the story in Los Angeles Times.


 SRO Housing Partners with Los Angeles Regional FoodBank

On Thursdays, Korean War Veteran Richard Smith has one thing on his mind: the food delivery from the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.
SRO Housing Corporation partners with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, and countless other providers in the community to ensure the needs of our residents are met. According to Charles Wafer, who drives SRO Housing Food Bank program, and distributes an average of 9,000 pounds of food to SRO Housing residents each week, "Hunger is not happening here." 
Click here to view the video clip from ABC7 News

SRO Housing Provides Homes 

Anita Nelson, SRO Housing Corporation Chief Executive Officer, sits down with CBS News Reporter Amy Johnson at the Rosslyn Hotel for an interview. "I will never forget the first time someone said to me, Thank you for giving me a home," says Anita Nelson in the interview which includes a walk through the hallways of the currently under-construction property slated to open in late 2014.  
SRO Housing  resident Sandra Valentine, who was driven to homelessness by domestic violence, is also interviewed in the news story. She opens the door of her beautiful new home at the Gateways Apartments, and shares what it means to have a home.
"I no longer have to carry my life on my back."

Click here to view the video clip from CBS / KCAL News. 

Rosslyn Hotel is Being Transformed
SRO Housing Corporation is nearing completion on a dramatic transformation of the historic Rosslyn Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. 

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Veterans Affordable Housing

SRO Housing Corporation serves homeless and low income individuals with housing and supportive services.
Contact SRO Housing Corporation for Veterans' eligibility information. 

SRO Veterans Transitional Program Helps Formerly Homeless Veteran Rebuild His Life

David Abeyta lost everything. He was homeless and suffering from depression when he found his way to SRO Housing Corporation Veteran's Transitional Program. The program provided housing and personalized supportive services including a caring case manager, Dora Pilcher.  

Now, David has begun to rebuild his life.

 Click here to enjoy the NBC4 Life Connected Story.

Mother's Day Reunion ~ 
Formerly Homeless Veteran Reconnects with Mom After Decades 
Family Found Story on SRO Housing Corporation Website  

Over 500 homeless individuals stood in line to apply for housing in SRO Housing Corporation’s newest building in 2013. Today, 108 of those men and women call the Gateways Apartments home. One of them is formerly homeless veteran David Abeyta. 

David reunited with his mother, Mary Schoefield, for the first time in decades on Friday May 9, 2014 at The Gateways Apartments.The newly constructed contemporary apartment building is SRO Housing Corporation’s 29th residential property in the Los Angeles Central City East community commonly known as “Skid Row.” It is a community where many come when they are lost. It is where David’s family found him.

David’s profile was posted to SRO Housing Corporation website where David’s brothers saw it and shared it with their mother. She called SRO Housing for help to reconnect with her long-lost son. The family had not heard from him in years. David’s family never stopped looking.

David and Mary had already  reconnected by telephone when she made the 7-hour drive from Arizona to reunite with him just before Mother’s Day. Marriott at LA Live provided a complimentary hotel stay for Mary and SRO Housing Corporation provided a van to drive Mary the short distance to the Gateways Apartments where David lives. David and SRO Housing Corporation CEO, Anita U. Nelson, were waiting with a phalanx of local media. 

Mary was grateful and emotional, “Thank you for bringing us together.”

Anita U. Nelson, SRO Housing Corporation Chief Executive Officer recognizes that many of the people who come to us for housing have lost everything. “We become their family,” says Nelson. It was her idea to gather and post stories of formerly homeless men and women who live and work at SRO Housing Corporation in downtown Los Angeles to illustrate the impact the organization has on people’s lives. 

Follow these links to see the story: KCBS KNBC Los Angeles Times

30 Years of Service, Marking a Milestone with Success Stories

Anita U. Nelson, SRO Housing Corporation Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Directors announce a year-long celebration of SRO Housing Corporation 30 years of service to homeless and low income individuals in downtown Los Angeles.   

“Many of the people who come to us for housing have lost everything. We become their family,” says Nelson. Stories of formerly homeless men and women who live and work at SRO Housing Corporation in downtown Los Angeles illustrate the impact the organization has.

“It is more than a building. It is home. SRO Housing saved my life. I’m grateful.” 
David Abeyta, Air Force Veteran, resident of Gateways Apartments

“Homelessness is not only not having a place to go, it is not having a place where people love you     
and care about you.  When I get to move someone into a new home, I get to see a life being changed. I see people begin to feel worthy.”   Christopher Sykes, Manager of SRO Housing  Renato Apartments

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SRO Housing Announces Milestone with Success Stories

SRO CEO Anita Nelson Awarded

Zeta Rho Foundation Announces Honor

SRO Housing Corporation in the news!

Follow these links to read recent news articles:
KCBS- Once-Homeless Vet Reunites with Mom
KNBC - Skid Row Reunion
Los Angeles Times - Homeless Man Reunites with Mom
LA Downtown News - Homeless Memorial
Los Angeles Times - Gateways Apartments Grand Opening
Los Angeles Times - A Home for the Holiday

Our Director of Social Services, Ervin R. Munro, M.S., presented "Addressing Challenging Behaviors" training at the National Association of Case Managers (NACM) annual conference in October 2013. Mr. Munro has received numerous awards and commendations for his workshops and presentations. 2013 NACM Conference Brochure.  

18th Annual NACM Conference24-Oct-2012

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Ford Apartments Renovation - video09-Mar-2012

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From "Hotel Hell" to the Reborn Ford Apartments - A Video16-Dec-2011

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SRO Housing Named 2011 Community Partner of the Year06-Oct-2011

SRO Housing Corporation was honored at the Enterprise Community Partners 2011 Southland Social a..

Ford Apartments Grand Opening Held on December 9, 201128-Sep-2011

The new Ford Apartments celebrated its Grand Opening on December 9, 2011 as SRO Housing Co..


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