A pair of affordable and permanent supportive housing developments reserved for families and transition age youth have commenced work in South Los Angeles, Abode Communities announced this week.

Rendering of The CarltonAbode Communities

The first project, The Carlton, will rise from a site at 5407 S. Western Avenue in the Chesterfield Square neighborhood. Plans call for a four-story, 60-unit development with a mix of studio, one-, and two-bedroom floor plans.

The Carlton, approved using the provisions of the Mayor's Executive Directive 1, is on track for completion in January 2026.

Rendering of the Central Avenue ApartmentsAbode Communities

Abode has also announced the start of work on the Central Avenue Apartments, which will rise at 8909-8911 S. Central Avenue in South Los Angeles.

Completion of the Central Avenue development is expected in Summer 2026, according to Abode.

Work on the two apartment buildings gets underway following relatively good news from the Los Angeles 2024 homelessness count, which found slight reductions to the total number of unhoused people in both the city and the county.

“It’s our goal to prevent families from falling into homelessness and ensure that young people exiting foster care have a high-quality place to call home and the supportive services needed to navigate a complex public system,” said Abode Communities president and chief executive officer Holly Benson in a news release. “I am so proud to bring these investments to South L.A., and provide a much-needed place for families and [transition age youth] to find their independence and achieve their personal goals.”

Abode is financing the two developments through a combination of low-income housing tax credits, as well state and local sources.

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