$289 Million Approved for Affordable Housing and Transit Infrastructure

Thursday, October 13, 2016

 

The funds approved by the California Strategic Growth Council are designed to help Californians drive less and reduce the greenhouse gas emissions contributing to climate change.

Nearly $36 million, will go to develop three affordable housing projects in the district, one of which would provide permanent supportive housing for the chronically homeless living with multiple chronic health conditions.

Please see the detailed information about the project below:

 

Project Title:

7th & Witmer

Project Location:

Los Angeles

Applicant Name:

Deep Green Housing & Community Development

Project Type:

TOD

Disadvantaged Community:

91‐95 percent

MPO:

SCAG

Project Description:

Total Award:

$16,760,000

The 7th & Witmer project proposes 76 permanent supportive housing units in a transit‐oriented neighborhood of Los Angeles. The project would improve the walking and biking infrastructure surrounding the site by installing pedestrian lights, repairing and replacing street trees and sidewalk, building curb extensions to calm traffic and creating bus zones. A Metro Bike Share Station with 18 bicycles along with two years of startup operations and maintenance for the station is another key aspect of the proposal.

 

Project Title:

PATH Metro Villas Phase 2

Project Location:

Los Angeles

Applicant Name:

PATH Ventures

Project Type:

TOD

Disadvantaged Community:

96‐100 percent

MPO:

SCAG

Project Description:

Total Award:

$13,750,183

The second phase of the PATH Metro Villas project proposes the construction of 122 units of LEED‐gold rated affordable housing in a High Quality Transit area that is well connected to jobs, services, and amenities. It would provide permanent supportive housing for the chronically homeless living with multiple chronic health conditions, a well‐documented need in the area. The project also connects the Beverly/Vermont Metro Red Line subway station with the proposed Virgil Avenue bike lane through sidewalk improvements and the conversion of Oakwood Avenue to a bike enhanced network street.

 

Project Title:

Six Four Nine Lofts

Project Location:

Los Angeles

Applicant Name:

Skid Row Housing Trust

Project Type:

TOD

Disadvantaged Community:

96‐100 percent

MPO:

SCAG

Project Description:

Total Award:

$5,315,000

The proposed Six Four Nine Lofts is a 55‐unit new construction project serving households with incomes below 50 percent of area median income. The proposed proje t is designed for households experiencing homelessness and/or with physical or developmental special needs and provides multiple services to meet the needs of the target population. Housing units would be located within a multi‐use seven‐story building that also contains a three‐story federally‐qu lified health clinic owned by Los Angeles Christian Health Centers (LACHC). The LACHC clinic would be a separate legal parcel, financed with different sources, and will have different ownership than the residential component.

 

For more information from the California Strategic Growth Council