The Los Angeles City Planning Commission voted earlier today to grant approval to a proposed veterans affordable housing development in the North Hills community.

The project, which is being developed by LA Family Housing, would rise from a property located at 8547-8549 N. Sepulveda Boulevard, replacing a small commercial building.  Plans filed in June 2019 with the City of Los Angeles call for the construction of a four-story building featuring 54 apartments priced as low- and extremely low-income affordable housing, on-site supportive services, and parking for 20 vehicles.

Gonzalez Goodale Architects is designing the contemporary low-rise building, which is called The Angel.  Proposed amenities would include two courtyards, a rear yard dog park and community garden, a ground-floor community room, a small rooftop deck, and an exercise room.

The proposed development is already partially funded via a $1.1-million grant from Kaiser Permanente through its RxHome Fund, which is intended to finance affordable housing projects nationwide over the next decade.

The $28.2-million development has also received a $5.6 million funding commitment from the City of Los Angeles via Measure HHH.

LA Family Housing has previously teamed with Gonzalez Goodale on the Irmas Family Campus, a $52-million supportive housing facility in the Sun Valley neighborhood.