Direct Support: Casa Del Sol
Casa Del Sol is a prime example of how Christopher Street West directly impacts the community. It is a joint project between Aids Project Los Angeles, and CSW to provide low-income housing for people with HIV/AIDS.
CSW purchased the Hollywood property in 1988 and it opened for occupancy in 1993, following various bureaucratic issues and renovation needs. It remains a precedent-setting undertaking, laying the groundwork for all future independent living programs for persons with HIV/AIDS. Casa Del Sol was ground breaking as it was the first low-income housing project for people with HIV/AIDS to receive HUD funding.
Aids Project Los Angeles (APLA) manages the property, screening prospective tenants and providing ongoing tenant advocacy and support.
CSW holds the mortgage and pays the yearly mortgage interest on the property.