Last week, L.A. Family Housing and the Coalition for Responsible Community Development broke ground on the Residences on Main, a permanent supportive housing development in South Los Angeles.

Located at the southwest corner of 69th and Main streets, the project will consist of a four-story edifice featuring 50 apartments and on-site supportive services.  Plans call for a mix of studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom dwellings, of which will be divided between chronically-homeless transition-aged youth and families.

The project will cater to households earning at or below 35 and 50 percent of the area median income, with rents set between $509 per month for a studio to as high as $1,260 per month for a three-bedroom unit.

“We also know that to ensure the likelihood of success and well-being, we need multiple strategies and services to end homelessness,” stated L.A. Family Housing President and CEO, Stephanie Klasky-Gamer in a statement. “Building affordable housing is the answer to ending the homelessness crisis in LA, but if we want to prevent people from falling back into homelessness again, we need to give people the tools they need to thrive. The combination of housing plus supportive services are critical to breaking the cycle of homelessness in people's lives.”

Y&M Architects is designing the low-rise structure, which will consist of three floors of wood-frame construction above a one-story podium.  At-grade parking for 25 vehicles would be masked from view by habitable spaces along Main Street.

Ancillary features within the Residences on Main will include community rooms, a toddler play space, a computer lab, a central courtyard, and a community garden.

The Coalition for Responsible Community Development, which serves as the regional coordinator for the coordinated entry system for youth in South Los Angeles, will provide on-site supportive services to residents, including case management.

Total project costs are estimated at $29.2 million, funded in part by tax credits and Measure HHH revenue.

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