A blue tower crane stands high above the intersection of Vermont Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard in East Hollywood, as vertical construction continues for a new mixed-use affordable housing complex from Little Tokyo Service Center (LTSC).

The project, located on a site which wraps around an entrance to the B Line's Vermont/Santa Monica Station, will eventually consist of a six-story apartment complex featuring 187 residential units above ground-floor commercial space. The project is divided into 94 units of permanent supportive housing and 91 units of affordable housing priced for very low-income households, with the remaining two dwellings set aside for on-site managers.

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According to an application to the State of California for tax credit financing, the apartments will come in a mix of studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom floor plans. Monthly rents are expected to range from $591 to $1,474 per month.

Future residents will also have access to supportive services provided by Housing Works.

Koning Eizenberg is designing the Vermont Santa Monica development, which will be accompanied by a refresh of the plaza that surrounds the entrance to the subway station. New features will include a mobility hub and improved transit shelters. Additionally, ground-floor commercial space occupied by community-serving uses such as a health center and a food court will activate the plaza.

View looking southwest from Vermont and Santa MonicaUrbanize LA

Completion is expected in the second quarter of 2024.

LTSC is also behind plans for similar affordable and supportive housing developments next to the Japanese American National Museum and at the former home of the Umeya Rice Cake Company.

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