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Permanent Supportive Housing


bldg_116New Directions for Veterans operates four residential facilities in West Los Angeles.





The Veteran Opportunity Center (VOC) houses up to 156 men at a time and is an assessment and transitional housing program for homeless veterans. This 60,000 square-foot building was rehabilitated in 1997 and contains:

  • residential facilities
  • kitchen and dining facilities
  • comprehensive services for men with Co-Occurring Disorders
  • fully equipped classrooms for computer training and Adult Basic Education
  • a one-stop vocational rehabilitation center providing employment services, vocational assessment and career counseling
  • meeting rooms
  • gymnasium
  • recreation & TV lounges
  • administrative offices

Veteran Opportunity Center North provides substance abuse treatment and mental health services in a smaller setting for homeless veterans with addiction and mental health disorders. Opened in March 2002, the program has a 50-person capacity and has treated more than 100 veterans in its first year. Each Veteran Opportunity Center North resident:

  • receives substance abuse treatment through the 12-step program, and are guided through recovery by individual sponsors
  • is assigned to a team consisting of New Directions for Veterans case manages and a VA mental health Treatment Team–an interdisciplinary group of clinical staff members including a psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker, nurse/case manager (RN) and nurse’s assistant (LVN)

New Directions’ Oasis for Veteran Women serves homeless female veterans in two separate facilities: Mitchell House and Keaveney House. The Oasis for Veteran Women offers substance abuse rehabilitation, trauma counseling, parenting classes, and job-training. New Directions serves displaced female veterans and dependents of veterans.


woodley_exteriorAffordable Permanent Supportive Housing for Homeless Veterans
Completed in August 2013

Location: 16111 Plummer St, Los Angeles 91343




Sepulveda I and II Features

  • 147 furnished studio apartments with kitchenette and bathrooms
  • On-site property manager & supportive services
  • Large community kitchen and dining hall
  • Theatre and game room
  • Multi-purpose community room
  • Landscaped courtyard
  • Rents subsidized by the Housing Authority of the City of LA (HACLA)
  • Utilities paid by owner


el_monteAffordable Permanent Supportive Housing for Homeless Veterans
Opened in March 2014

Location: 11254 Ramona Blvd., El Monte, CA 91731

New Directions for Veterans and Mercy Housing California partnered to build El Monte Veterans Village, which provides 40 studio apartment permanent supportive housing units for low-income formerly homeless veterans and their families.


El Monte Veterans Village Features

  • 40 studio apartments for veterans with disabilities
  • On-site resident manager & supportive services staff
  • Edible garden and outdoor courtyard area with BBQ
  • Multi-purpose community room for meetings and activities
  • Rents subsidized by Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles (HACoLA)


housing_gabaldon_300x200Affordable Permanent Supportive Housing for Senior Homeless Veterans
Opened in November 2014

Location: 3553 Beswick St., Los Angeles 90023




Guy Gabaldon Apartments

As of the 2011 Greater LA Homeless Count, there were 856 homeless veterans in East Los Angeles County.  Forty-five percent (45%) of all homeless veterans in LA County are over age 55.  East LA Community Corporation (ELACC), a well-established developer of affordable housing in East LA, partnered with New Directions for Veterans (NDVets) to create permanent supportive housing for homeless veterans age 55 and over.

The project consists of 32 one-bedroom units for veterans, and a one-bedroom manager’s unit.  All of the units will be reserved for homeless senior (55+) veterans with disabilities.  The site, formerly occupied by a church, is on a quiet residential street and is well situated for senior housing.


housing_glendale_300x200Affordable Housing (Veteran Preference) & Permanent Supportive Housing for Homeless Veterans
Opened in July 2015

Location: 331 Salem Street Glendale, CA 91203



Veterans Village of Glendale

Veterans Village of Glendale is a new 44-unit property built specifically for low-income families and individuals. While Veteran Village of Glendale is available for any applicant, veterans and their families will be given preference and 15 units will be set aside for homeless veterans. Still in the construction phase, Veterans Village of Glendale will open in July 2015.

To apply please click here.