In a ceremony held late last month, Thomas Safran & Associates and co-developers Century Housing and the United States Veterans Initiative held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the debut of new veterans supportive housing at the West Los Angeles VA Campus.
The Building 207 apartments, located at the intersection of Vandergrift and Bonsall Avenues, were created through the adaptive reuse of an existing two-story building into 60 residential units - 59 of are reserved for formerly homeless veterans.
“Fifty-nine Veterans and their families will now have the good, safe, stable homes that they deserve, and there’s nothing more important than that,” said VA chief of staff Tanya Bradsher in a news release. “We are excited about this critical step forward, but there is still much work to be done. No Veteran should experience homelessness – in Los Angeles or anywhere else in America – and we won’t rest until every Veteran has a home in this country they fought to defend.”
Designed by KFA Architecture, the project includes a mix of studio and one-bedroom units ranging from 683 to 758 square feet in size, per a project website.
The apartments are restricted to renters earning no more than 30 percent of the area median income level.
The cost of the project, previously estimated at $33 million in a 2019 application for state tax credits, was covered by a mix of Measure HHH funds, L.A. County money, and other srouces.
In total, more than 1,200 homes are slated to be built on the more than 70-acre northern section of the VA Campus, including the 73-unit Building 404 apartments which recently began construction.
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