When it comes to providing shelter and services for homeless individuals, Blumenfield believes permanent supportive housing (PSH) is the greatest option the City can offer. While the high cost associated with PSH is one component the City must improve upon, that has not hindered Blumenfield’s efforts. Over the years, Blumenfield worked to secure funding for the construction of a PSH site called Winnetka Village, which is currently housing seniors experiencing income and housing insecurity, who would have fallen into homelessness. More PSH developments are under construction and Blumenfield recently requested a feasibility report on converting some parking lots in Reseda into housing. As an advocate for creatively finding solutions to end homelessness, Blumenfield has never opposed a PSH proposal in his district and proactively worked to identify sites in the West Valley.
Bell Creek Apartments under construction in Canoga Park. This is one of the PSH/Affordable housing projects Blumenfield help shepherd and will offer 80 more units in the West Valley. October 2021