Housing and Support

CRCD develops and operates permanent supportive housing for youth and young adults, families, seniors, individuals with special needs, and other low-income households.

CRCD Housing and Support Services Department is focused on helping young people, ages 18-24, obtain safe and stable housing. CRCD provides on-site support services at seven of our permanent supportive housing developments in South LA that house individuals who have experienced homelessness. Many of our residents are reintegrating into the community from institutions, such as youth involved with the child welfare system, residents who receive services from the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health; and those who are under the jurisdiction of the LA County Probation Department.

Our Support Services department is focused on helping people build the independent living skills and economic self-sufficiency required to support a successful transition to adulthood.  Services are voluntary and include case management, independent living skills & economic self-sufficiency required to support a successful transition to adulthood. 

CRCD serves as the lead youth agency in its area of South LA in the countywide Coordinated Entry System (CES) for Youth, which aims to address the homeless epidemic in Los Angeles. We are responsible for strengthening collaboration among project partners; this includes access to initial assessment, regional case conferencing, housing navigation, and priority matching to housing resources that best fit each individual’s needs.

To better serve young people experiencing homelessness, CRCD operates Ruth’s Place, a drop-in center for youth who would otherwise be on the streets. Ruth’s Place provides clothing, food, showers, transportation support, and access to support services and referrals. Services offered at Ruth’s Place include housing assistance, case management, life skills workshops, mental health assessments, and referrals.

To access services offered by the Housing & Support Services department, please call them directly at (323) 432-2440 or visit Ruth’s Place Drop-in Center for Homeless Youth at 4775 S.  Broadway, Los Angeles,CA 90037.






Meals provided

Time Limited Subsidy

  • Time Limited Subsidy for youth is a crisis response focused on quickly resolving homelessness for eligible youth and assisting them with finding housing, paying move-in fees, and their monthly rent for up to 2 years. Our focus is to assist young people experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless in Los Angeles County by providing linkage to available housing and services to prevent displacement. Many of the young people we serve include youth who are couch surfing, exiting the foster care system, or on probation.

Homelessness Prevention for Youth

  • This program offers short-term financial assistance and landlord mediation, so youth on the verge of eviction can maintain their housing.

Problem Solver

  • CRCD Problem Solver services offer short-term assistance such as security deposits, utility payments, payments to family members to house participants temporarily, and relocation assistance

Community Services Block Grant

  • The CSBG program offers 3 months of rental assistance to help eligible participants maintain their housing.

To check your eligibility for any of these programs, please complete the interest form and call the Housing and Support Services department at (323) 432-2440.



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