The State of California has awarded more than $18.9 million in funding for affordable housing developments in Los Angeles County through a program geared at curbing homelessness among veterans.
The Veterans Housing and Homelessness Prevention program, which resulted from the passage of Proposition 41 in 2014, is jointly administered by the California Department of Housing and Community Development, California Housing Finance Agency, and the California Department of Veterans Affairs. The program will eventually provide $600 million in funding for eligible projects, more than half of which has already been awarded.
The Los Angeles County developments receiving funding this year include:
Slated to replace a city-owned parking lot, the project would consist of a five-story building featuring 50 apartments in addition to supportive services and parking for six vehicles.
The approximately $20-million development, designed by Perkins & Will, is also funded in part by Measure HHH.
Affirmed Housing Group is poised to receive $7.1 million in funding for its Topanga Apartments in the San Fernando Valley.
The proposed development, slated for a property at 10243 N. Topanga Canyon Boulevard, would be the first supportive housing development built with Measure HHH funds in the City of Los Angeles' 12th Council District. While Affirmed Housing had originally envisioned the project as a six-story, 64-unit building, the project has since been revised to a smaller five-story, 55-unit structure.
Norwalk Veterans Housing
The final Los Angeles project, which comes from developer Mercy Housing of California, has been awarded approximately $5.37 million in funding.
The proposed development, slated for a vacant lot at Foster Road and San Antonio Drive in the City of Norwalk, calls for the construction of a 60-unit apartment building for homeless veterans, serving households earning between 30 and 60 percent of the area median income.
TCA Architects is designing the four-story structure.