A small affordable housing develompent is planned for a vacant lot in the unincorporated community of Willowbrook, according to an item considered earlier today by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

Non-profit developer Restore Neighborhoods LA, or RNLA, is moving forward with plans to purchase a County-owned property at 11909 Willowbrook Avenue for the purpose of building a small-scale project serving homeless adults.  The proposed development calls for the construction of three single-story buildings containing seven residential units, each of which will be restricted to individuals earning at or below 50 percent of the area median income.

The project is similar in scale to another RNLA development planned for the Vermont Knolls neighborhood - an eight-unit bungalow court.  That project is being built without on-site parking due to its scale and affordability level, and is funded by a $500,000 grant from Los Angeles County.

The approximately 7,220-square-foot site on Willowbrook Avenue is being sold to RNLA for $212,510.  Following the transfer of the land, RNLA expects to build the project over approximately three months - beginning in September 2020 and concluding in December 2020.

The housing units will be subject to a 55-year affordability covenant.