HFL Cedar Street Homes is located in Norwalk, California on the grounds of Metropolitan State Hospital, adjacent to HFL Birch Grove Homes and HFL Elm Street Homes. Cedar Street was rehabilitated from a vacant, historical building into a transitional, or step down, state licensed 38-bed residential facility for homeless mentally ill adults. It opened its doors on July 11, 2005.
Homes for Life entered into a long-term lease with the State Department of Mental Health for use of the building, and by the end of the lease will have assisted thousands of residents in transitioning into long-term, community based housing. Residents are provided a full range of social and life skills training and services during their stay to assist them in preparing for less structured living environments.
HFL Cedar Street Homes was awarded the Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing (SCANPH) Project of the Year Award in the Transitional category for 2005. HFL Cedar Street Homes also received the 2008 National Award of Merit from the National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO).