Nearly four years after an arsonist burnt the near-finished affordable housing development to the ground, East L.A. Community Corporation has finally completed work on the El Nuevo Amanecer apartments.

Ribbon cutting for the rebuilt El Nuevo Amanacer apartmentsELACC

The $66-million project, located at the northwest corner of 1st Street and Rowan Avenue in unincorporated East Los Angeles, consists of a four-story structure featuring 61 apartments - all reserved for homeless veterans, formerly homeless households, and low-income families with incomes between 30 and 60 percent of the area median income level - above approximately 7,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space.

“Despite the setbacks experienced early on, our partners have persevered and have made El Nuevo Amanecer Apartments a reality,” said L.A. County Development Authority executive director Emilio Salas. “This site is a welcome addition to the East LA community and the LACDA is a proud partner bringing supportive housing for homeless veterans and other residents who we hope will have an opportunity to thrive and see many new dawns ahead.”

Residents are provided with on-site services via the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs and The People Concern. ELACC also provides a resident service coordinator for the building.

111 N. Rowan AvenueGoogle Maps

Birba Group Architects' design for the project calls for a Spanish Colonial Revival style building featuring a street-level pedestrian plaza at the intersection of 1st and Rowan.

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