September 2019 Newsletter
THEN: Cowboy living on
Skid Row
NOW: Cowboy in his home at
the Six Apartments
Transitioning from military life to civilian life was not easy and left Roy, aka "Cowboy", wandering as he tried to figure out the next chapter of his life. After years on Skid Row he has settled in for good at The Six Apartments . Hear Cowboy's story and how working with partners like Citi helps us help Veterans.

"Cowboy" is a U.S. Army Veteran who served in Vietnam, Grenada, Bosnia, Panama, and Somalia and, until recently, was living in a tent on Skid Row in Los Angeles, an area known as an epicenter of homelessness... read more .
ONLY 7 DAYS LEFT FOR EARLY BIRD TICKETS!
Trust at 30!
Thursday, November 7th
The Majestic Downtown
Be there to enjoy some of the best food Los Angeles has to offer while helping us honor two extraordinary chefs who give their time, talents, and hearts to Trust residents with their cooking. Chef Sara of Anarchy Seafoood and Chef Jazz of Jitlada will take the stage as we recognize their contributions to helping us end homelessness by addressing food insecurity.

Early bird tickets on sale until September 15th, then prices go up to $125 starting September 16th.

$95 for access to 30 masterful chefs and their delectable creations, customized beverages for the event with a cash bar, entertainment, an epic silent auction , and the knowledge that you're supporting critical programs such as Food Security, Peer Advocate Programs, and our Welcome Home Kits!
ADVOCACY: Here's What Happened in August
Congressman Jimmy Gomez and Pamela, a Peer Advocate with Skid Row Housing Trust, walk to two HHH buildings - Six Four Nine Lofts and Flor 401 Lofts - in construction.
Congressman Gomez leads his Homelessness Roundtable discussion at the Star Apartments.
Photos courtesy of Daniel Santa Cruz/Congressman Gomez
Congressman Gomez Hosts a Roundtable on Homelessness
On Thursday, August 15th, Congressman Gomez toured part of Skid Row and saw how Skid Row Housing Trust is molding HHH dollars into forever homes at Six Four Nine Lofts (55 homes) and Flor 401 Lofts (99 homes) on 7th and Wall Street in Downtown LA. Organizations present received updates on services that will be installed to address the hygienic needs of people on Skid Row, and nonprofit representatives shared requests for the state and federal governments to look at fully funding Section 8 along with other needs to move thousands more people into permanent homes.
Testifying Before Congress
On Wednesday, August 14th, Anthony Haynes, Peer Advocate Manager, spoke before the House Committee on Financial Services in a hearing titled, “Examining the Homelessness Crisis in Los Angeles.” Photo on Instagram courtesy of CSH (Corporation for Supportive Housing).

Anthony is a resident at Skid Row Housing Trust and a staff member who now helps guide new residents through the transition from experiencing homelessness to having a home. He is also a CSH Speak Up Advocate and shared his voice and his story to educate the Committee on the importance of investing in housing and services in order to break the cycle of homelessness for good.
Thank you!
We want to thank Verdical Group for highlighting Skid Row Housing Trust and for raising awareness about the homelessness crisis at their upcoming Robin Hood Gala . We so greatly appreciate organizations that take the time to learn about, promote, and partner on solutions to homelessness!
Did you miss
#InternationalDayOfCharity?
It's OK! You can always donate to the Trust 24/7! Find yourself up at night, on your phone at 2am? You can donate then! You can donate at lunch. Anytime, any day, anywhere, you can help us help people move off the streets and stay housed!
Skid Row Housing Trust provides permanent supportive housing so that people who have experienced homelessness, prolonged extreme poverty, poor health, disabilities, mental illness and/or addiction can lead safe, stable lives in wellness.