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Mission Statement WORKS delivers quality affordable housing and enriched services that respond to the aspirations of the people we house. Through our support and stewardship, we build equitable, heart-based sustainable communities and encourage resident self-determination. We envision community in a way that honors our collective cultures. We are passionate in our commitment to serve.
- Families with Children (68%)
- Seniors (24%)
- Transitional Aged Youth (aged 18 -25) (1%)
- Individuals and Families with special needs, including formerly homeless veterans and others with special needs (6%)
- Persons with Developmental Disabilities (1%)
Most of the households we serve are families or seniors earning between 25%-50% of the area median income (AMI), which in Los Angeles County translates to approximately $22,525 - $45,050 in 2017 for a family of four or $15,775 - $31,550 for a single individual. The majority of our households do not rely on public assistance. Rather, they are low-wage workers or retired workers now reliant on social security who were spending between 50-70% of their income on rent or living in substandard and overcrowded conditions prior to moving into one of our developments.