More than a half-year after out last update, completion nears for the first of two affordable and permanent supportive housing developments from the Cesar Chavez Foundation just south of the El Monte Metrolink station.

Rendering of The El Monte Metro apartmentsOnyx Architects

Located at the northeast corner of Valley Boulevard and Center Avenue, the El Monte Metro apartments consists of two four-story buildings which will contain 53 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments reserved for homeless veterans and low-income households.

The 27 supportive units in the Metro development will be reserved for households earning no more than 30 percent of the area median income, according to a staff report to the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee. Rents set at $273 per month.

Onyx Architects is designing the low-rise building.

View of the Tyler-Valley Metro apartmentsAustin Phung

On an adjacent site at the intersection of Valley Boulevard and Tyler Avenue, wood framing is starting to rise for the Foundation's second project: the Tyler-Valley Metro apartments. 

Plans call for a second four-story complex featuring 53 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments above basement parking for 50 vehicles.  The apartments will be reserved for low-income and special needs families.

Y&M Architects is designing the project, which will include common amenities such as a landscaped courtyard and a community room.

Rendering of the Tyler-Valley Metro apartmentsY&M Architects

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