Plans for the first Measure HHH-funded supportive housing project in Los Angeles' 12th Council District are inching toward reality.

On October 22, San Diego-based developer Affirmed Housing Group filed an entitlement application with the City of Los Angeles to build a five-story, 55-unit affordable housing complex at 10243 N. Topanga Canyon Boulevard.  The project, which would replace an auto repair garage, would consist almost entirely of studio apartments, located above a four-car garage.

Togawa Smith Martin is designing the stucco-clad low-rise building, which would include a community room and social services offices at its ground floor, and an amenity deck at its roof level.

Requested entitlements for the project include density bonus incentives which are subject to approval by the Los Angeles City Planning Commission.

The proposed supportive housing complex, located in the Chatsworth community, would be the first built in northwest San Fernando Valley with funding from Proposition HHH - a $1.2-billion bond measure passed by Los Angeles voters in 2016 intended to generate up to 10,000 new apartments for currently homeless persons. 

The project has faced opposition from Los Angeles City Councilmember John Lee, whose 12th Council District includes the Chatsworth community.

In addition to an allocation from Measure HHH, Affirmed Housing has also secured more than $7 million in funding through a State program geared at curbing homelessness among veterans.

Affirmed Housing is also developing supportive housing projects in South Los Angeles, Westlake, East Hollywood, Westmont, and Sawtelle.

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