At its February 20 meeting, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is poised to approve funding and environmental studies for nine affordable housing developments located in Lancaster, Long Beach, Los Angeles, South Gate and the unincorporated communities of Athens-Westmont, East Los Angeles, and Willowbrook.

The projects, which are slated for $43 million in L.A. County funds, would create would create 558 total new housing units, including 223 for homeless households, 143 for low-income families, 79 for homeless veterans, 40 units for frequent users of the Department of Health Services system, and nine units for on-site managers.  The money will come from a mix of County Affordable Housing funds, Mental Health Housing funds, and Homeless Service funds.

Individual developers are expected to leverage the County money to pursue $230 million in additional funding.

An additional 11 projects have also been approved for County funding, but will not receive it until a later point in time.

The projects include:

Westmont Vista

Abode Communities is pursuing the development of a four-story 39-unit development in the unincorporated Westmont community.  The project, which would rise on a vacant lot near the corner of Western Avenue and Imperial Highway, carries an estimated cost of $20.7 million.

Whittier Place II

The second phase of East L.A. Community Corporation's Whittier Place apartments calls for the construction of 34 total dwelling units.  The project would cost an estimated $18.5 million to construct.

Willowbrook 2

Last month, an announcement from 2nd District Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas unveiled renderings for LINC Housing Corporation's latest affordable housing complex in Willowbrook.  The project is portrayed as a five-story building that would feature 100 affordable housing units.  The proposed development is budgeted at just over $49 million.

Pointe on Vermont

EAH Housing's Pointe on Vermont would replace a vacant lot at the corner of 76th Street and Vermont Avenue in South Los Angeles.  Plans call for 50 residential units - including 25 units of supportive housing - at a cost of $22 million.

FSY Architects is designing the proposed four-story building.

SP7 Apartments

Skid Row Housing Trust is pursuing the construction of a seven-story, 81-unit development at the northwest corner of 7th and San Pedro Streets in Downtown Los Angeles.  The project, designed by KFA Architects, carries an estimated cost of $38.4 million.

PATH Villas at South Gate

The nonprofit PATH Ventures is planning a four-story, 60-unit affordable housing development at 5610 Imperial Highways in South Gate.  The project, which would rise between Garfield Avenue and the L.A. River, would offer studio and one-bedroom dwellings for veterans and the formerly homeless.

Kensington Campus

InSite Development is proposing a 51-unit affordable housing complex in the City of Lancaster.  Construction costs are estimated at just under $21 million.

Vistas del Puerto

Earlier this year, the Long Beach Planning Commission signed off on Vistas del Puerto, a proposed five-story, 48-unit affordable housing complex near the Blue Line's Pacific Coast Highway Station.  The project, designed by KFA Architects, would offer one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments at a cost of $24.4 million.

The Spark at Midtown

LINC Housing Corporation has received approvals to construct a five-story, 94-unit apartment building set aside for families making between 30 and 60 percent of the area median income.  Approximately half of the units would be set aside for persons experiencing homelessness.  Plans also call for 12,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space, a YMCA office and supportive services.

The project is budgeted at $51.6 million.