Non-profit developer Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles is planning a mixed-income housing development near the A Line's Anaheim Street Station, according to an item recently considered by the Long Beach Planning Commission.

View from 14th StreetHabitat for Humanity

The proposed development, slated for a long-empty site at the intersection of 14th Street and Locust Avenue, would consist of 36 townhome-style condominiums.  Plans call for a mix of two- and three-bedroom dwellings - in five distinct layouts - ranging from 1,638 to 1,961 square feet in size. 

The majority of the proposed townhomes would include standard two-car garages at the ground-floor, although four of the units would have just a single parking space each.

Renderings depict a series of contemporary three-story structures, clad in materials such as stucco and fiber cement siding.  Street-fronting entrances to the houses are planned along 14th Street, with automobile access occurring along Locus Avenue to the west.

Common open spaceHabitat for Humanity

Unlike most new for-sale developments in Los Angeles County, the bulk of the townhomes planned by Habitat for Humanity would be deed-restricted for purchase by households earning less than the area median income (AMI).  Specifically, plans call for two units restricted to very low-income households (50 percent or less than AMI) and 20 units priced for low-income households (80 percent or less than AMI).  The remaining 10 townhomes would be sold at market rate.

The development, located in the Midtown Specific Plan area, sits one block northwest of the Anaheim Street Station, where a large mixed-use development featuring 160 affordable apartments and retail space was completed in 2019 by Century Housing Corp.  A handful of additional affordable and supportive housing projects are now in development one stop north at the A Line's PCH Station.

Habitat for Humanity's other recent housing projects in Los Angeles County include new developments in the unincorporated communities of Willowbrook and Florence-Firestone.

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