By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A new studio apartment building in the heart of Skid Row helping to get unhoused residents off the streets celebrated its grand opening Friday with a virtual event.

A new six-floor permanent supporting housing building has opened in the heart of Skid Row. (Credit: Skid Row Housing Trust)

FLOR 401 Lofts, located at the corner of 7th and Wall streets in downtown Los Angeles, is a 98-unit community providing homes and supportive services to formerly unhoused individuals, including veterans.

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“It feels good to live here and feel accepted and it feels good to be liked by others that are in the surrounding here,” one resident said. “I’ve made a lot of improvement since I’ve actually been here.”

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Each 380-square-foot studio includes a private kitchen and an accessible bathroom. The community offers residents a lofted courtyard and a community garden. The building also features a community room, computer stations, a yoga room, group meeting room laundry facilities and bike storage.

Residents will also have access to on-site case management that responds to the individual needs of each resident, including physical health, mental health, life skills and connection with additional services.

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FLOR 401 Lofts is the first of three HHH-funded permanent supportive housing communities the Skid Row Housing Trust will open this year.