A tiny home village has opened in Torrance to temporarily shelter people experiencing homelessness until they can be connected to a home of their own.
Called 3290 Temporary Housing Village at Civic Center Drive, the project is the result of close collaboration among Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn and the City of Torrance, as well as the Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative, South Bay Cities Council of Governments (SBCCOG), and Harbor Interfaith Services.
SBCCOG provided $145,000 in funding for project construction and start-up costs allocated through Measure H Homeless Innovation
funds. Additionally, SBCCOG will be providing an additional $250,000 for outreach and mental health staffing to supplement the operation.
Last year, the Torrance City Council approved using the Torrance Civic Center grounds to be the site of a tiny home village. Supervisor Hahn then supplemented funding from the City of Torrance and the SBCCOG to further advance the project.
Built by industry leader Pallet, the tiny home village includes 40 individual living units, each encompassing 64 square feet of living
space, air conditioning, power and other basic necessities. Residents will also have access to restrooms, laundry facilities and daily meals, along with case management and housing navigation.
Los Angeles County 4th District Supervisor Janice Hahn cuts the ceremonial ribbon at the recent opening of Torrance’s 3290 Temporary Housing Village.