Just east of Crenshaw Boulevard, non-profit developer Abode Communities completed work on a new affordable and supportive housing for seniors in West Adams.
“By preventing senior homelessness and bringing unhoused seniors home, affordable homes like Adams Terrace save lives,” said Abode Communities president and chief executive officer Holly Benson in a news release. “This senior community joins right in with the vibrancy of the West Adams neighborhood and makes it even stronger, healthier and more joyful. If we don’t build supportive housing for seniors, we will see a Los Angeles where the number of unhoused seniors continues to grow, burdened by fixed incomes and medical expenses. Supportive housing truly is our best move.”
Located on two previously vacant sites at 4314 and 4347 W. Adams Boulevard, the project includes a combined total of 84 studio and one-bedroom apartments for low-income and homeless seniors, as well as a rooftop lounge, courtyards, terrace decks, bicycle parking, community rooms, and on-site supportive services provided by St. Joseph Center.
“The stability of home also translates to improved health for older adults. Inadequate housing exacerbates both mental and physical health problems which lead to disruptions in nutrition, sleep, and medication management,” said St. Joseph Center chief program officer LaTonya Smith. “Having supportive services and their own home with a door that locks increases people’s sense of safety while providing a warm and stable environment to rebuild life and thrive.”
Abode Communities also designed both of the four-story buildings, which have modern appearances and exteriors of plaster.
Adams Terrace was funded in part through $33.7 million in multifamily conduit revenue bonds, as well as other public and private sources.
The two new buildings sit a short walk north from the PATH Villas Montclair, another affordable housing complex recently built at 4220 Montclair Street.
In addition to its West Adams project, Abode Communities is also developing affordable housing on properties in Westlake and Boyle Heights.
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