In Historic Filipinotown, a vertical construction is nearly complete for HiFi Collective, an affordable and supportive housing project at 3200 W. Temple Street.

Construction of HiFi Collective at 3200 W Temple StreetUrbanize LA

The project site, formerly the headquarters of the non-profit organization Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA), is being redeveloped by Linc Housing Corp. with a five-story structure featuring 63 studio apartments for formerly homeless residents and one manager's unit.

HiFi Collective, which sits near the western perimeter of Historic Filipinotown, will also include a 6,100-square-foot office for SIPA, a multi-purpose room, and a business center named for John Eric Swing, the organization's former Executive Director.

D33 Design & Planning and Synthesis Design + Architecture are designing the project, which will incorporate a community room, a computer lab, and a community kitchen, and on-site offices for supportive services.  An elevation plan depicts a contemporary design for the building.

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HiFi Collective was funded through a roughly $12.7 million allotment in Proposition HHH, a $6.8-million contribution from Los Angeles County, and a traditional construction loan.  The approximately $32-million development will cater to households earning between 50 and 60 percent of the area median income, with rents ranging from $848 to $1,018 per month, according to a staff report to the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee.

Completion is expected in 2022.

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