Ten months after breaking ground in the Sawtelle community, vertical construction is complete for Iris, a new supportive housing complex from San Diego-based developer Affirmed Housing Group.

Located just north of the I-10 Freeway at 2444-2456 S. Barry Avenue, the project consists of a six-story building which will feature 61 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, split between permanent supportive housing and traditional low-income units.

View looking northeast from Barry AvenueWithee Malcolm Architects

Per an August 2021 staff report to the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee, the new apartments will be reserved for renter households earning between 30 and 80 percent of the area median income level. Monthly rents would be set between $621 for studio units and $1,840 per month for larger three-bedroom dwellings.

Funding for the $38.3-million project includes an allocation from Measure HHH and tax-exempt bonds, among other sources.

BSB Design is the architect behind the Iris, which is portrayed in renderings as a contemporary podium-type building with a U-shaped footprint wrapping a central courtyard. Plans also call for a rooftop deck, as well as an exterior of stucco and metal panels.

View of 2444 Barry looking northeastUrbanize LA

Completion of Iris is expected in early 2024, according to a landing page on the Affirmed Housing website.

The project is one of at least a half-dozen affordable and supportive housing developments in Los Angeles County from San Diego-based Affirmed Housing, joining new subsidized residential buildings in Westlake, East Hollywood, Westmont, and Broadway-Manchester

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