After two years of construction, a more than $44-million affordable housing complex from non-profit developer National CORE is fully-framed in unincorporated East Los Angeles.

The project, located on a previously vacant lot at the intersection of 3rd Street and Dangler Avenue, consists of a four-story building which will feature 78 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments above a 39-car garage. Half of the new apartments will be reserved chronically homeless and mentally ill homeless residents, while the remaining apartments are planned as general-purpose affordable housing.

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Other components of the 3rd and Dangler project include a community center, a playground, a rooftop garden, a public plaza, a pocket park and an interior courtyard. Hope through Housing Foundation and PATH will provide after-school programs, financial coaching, and other services to residents.

AC Martin is designing 3rd and Dangler, which abuts the E Line's median-running tracks along 3rd Street.

The contemporary podium-type building will feature a new 30-foot mural on its south-facing facade, which is created by Boyle Heights-based artist Stephanie Mercado. The installation, called "East Los Luv," will use images taken during the project's community outreach.

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Completion of the project, which is reserved for households earning up to 60 percent of the area median income, was expected in 2023 at the time of its groundbreaking.

National CORE funded 3rd and Dangler through a variety of state and local sources, including tax exempt bonds. The project was also the recipient of a $23.8 million grant from the California Strategic Growth Council, which will go toward, the purchase of new electric buses and the installation of bicycle and pedestrian safety infrastructure in the area surrounding the property.

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