A ceremony held last month by Linc Housing Corp. marked the completion of a new affordable and permanent supportive housing complex in the City of La Puente.

The Equa apartments, located at 162 S. 3rd Avenue, consists of a six-story building that features 80 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments. Of that total, 34 units are reserved for formerly homeless residents, and the remaining apartments are set aside for renters earning between 30 and 70 percent of the area median income level.

The building, which is named to acknowledge La Puente's equestrian history, also includes two courtyards, a tot lot, and a ground-level community room.

Residents of the new apartment complex have access to on-site supportive services, including employment counseling, mental health services, money management, adult education, and other offerings.

According to a news release, Linc received more than 2,000 pre-applications for the 35 affordable units, while the supportive housing was filled through referrals from the L.A. County Coordinated Entry System. The 11 remaining affordable units are being filled through referrals from the L.A. County Development Authority's rental voucher waiting list.

Linc Housing funded Equa through a variety of public and private sources. It is one of numerous projects the developer currently has in the works in L.A. County, including a 340-unit apartment complex which will be the largest affordable housing development in the City of Glendale when completed.

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