Who We Serve
Words That Inspire Us
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
Who We Serve
- Families with or without Children (62%)
- Seniors (23%)
- Individuals with special needs for support, including developmentally disabled adults, persons who were formerly homeless or at risk of homelessness, and transitional-aged former foster youth (15%)
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 $29,550 – $59,100 in 2021 for a family of four or $20,700 – $41,400 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.
Since 2009, WORKS has been developing and managing housing that serves individuals with special needs for intensive supportive services, including transitional-aged unhoused youth, formerly homeless persons with special needs including unhoused veterans, persons experiencing substance use and/or mental illness, and persons with developmental disabilities. Our partner Housing Works provides intensive case management and connection to needed resources for each household in these developments.