More than $76 million in state funding has been awarded to several Los Angeles County jurisdictions to support infrastructure improvements near new affordable and supportive housing developments.
The money, which comes from the State's Infill Infrastructure Grant Program, will not go toward the development costs of the housing itself, but rather towards capital improvements to support their construction. This includes the installation of street improvements such as curbs and gutters, as well as the installation of new water and sewer lines.
"Cities identified lack of infrastructure as one of the challenges to building housing," said Gustavo Velasquez, Director of the California Department of Housing and Community Development in a news release. "Governor Newsom responded with funding for this program in his 2019-20 budget, and we're pleased to get this funding to communities where they can take the next step and create more homes affordable to Californians in need, serving multiple families for generations to come."
The Los Angeles County share comes from a total of $279 million awarded to large and small jurisdictions across the State of California. The funding amounts and projects are:
$2.6 million for the Chesterfield Apartments - another project from Wakeland - which calls for the construction of a five-story, 43-unit income-restricted apartment building at 48th Street and Normandie Avenue.
$12.1 million in three separate grants for the Jordan Downs redevelopment project in Watts. Co-developers Bridge Housing Corp. and The Michaels Organization are doubling the number of apartments and homes in the public housing facility from 700 to 1,400.
$4.8 million for La Prensa Libre, a mixed-use affordable housing complex planned next to Metro's A Line at Washington Boulevard and Los Angeles Street. The project, which is being developed by AMCAL Multi-Housing Company, would consist of 105 residential units and ground-floor retail space.
$2 million for La Veranda, a mixed-use affordable housing development in Boyle Heights. The project, which is being developed by Abode Communities, would consist of four-story buildings at Cesar E. Chavez and Soto Streets featuring 77 apartments and 8,000 square feet of retail space.
Approximately $3.1 million for Lorena Plaza, the supportive housing complex planned next to the L Line's Indiana Station in Boyle Heights. A Community of Friends is planning a five-story structure containing 49 supportive housing units with ground-floor commercial space.
$3.5 million for The Quincy, a third project from Wakeland Housing and Development. The project at 2652 W. Pico Boulevard would consist of 54 residential units.
$7.5 million for Bridge Housing Corp.'s Vermont-Manchester development in South Los Angeles. The project, slated for an empty site at the intersection of the same name, would include up to 180 housing units, 50,000 square feet of retail space, and a boarding school with space for 200 students.
Nearly $1.6 million for Meta Housing Corp.'s Washington Arts Collective - a two-building project at 4600 and 4601 Washington Boulevard consisting of 56 apartments and retail space.
$3.5 million for the initial phase of the Rose Hill Courts redevelopment. Developer Related California has received approvals to nearly double the number of homes at the 1960s public housing complex from 100 to 191.
Nearly $6.4 million to Little Tokyo Service Center's Vermont/Santa Monica Station development, which would build 187 apartments and retail space above the subway station of the same name.
$3.8 million for the El Monte Veterans & LA Family Housing. The project, which is being developed by the Cesar Chavez Foundation, would rise just south of the El Monte Metrolink station.
$3.3 million for the Thatcher Yard Apartments, a proposed development from Thomas Safran & Associates. The project, slated for a City-owned property in Venice, would consist of 98 apartments in a series of one-, two-, and three-story buildings.
$3.1 million for the Walnut Park Apartments, a second development from Hollywood Community Housing Corp. The project, slated for the unincorporated community of the same name, would replace commercial buildings at 7600 Pacific Boulevard with two four-story buildings containing a total of 64 apartments.
$1.8 million for Silva Crossing, a proposed development from Meta Housing Corp. and LA Family Housing in Sylmar. The project, slated for an empty lot at 12663-12667 N. San Fernando Road, would consist of 56 income-restricted apartments.
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