The project, located on the former site of the South Whittier Library, consists of a three-story building featuring 26 one-bedroom apartments - reserved for residents between the ages of 18 and 24 - and one two-bedroom manager's unit. On-site services are being provided by Jovenes.
“When I came into office, I set out to find pieces of vacant County property that we could transform into housing,” said Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn in a news release. “This site used to be the South Whittier Library but stood vacant after we opened the beautiful new library nearby on Colima road. Now, with the help of Linc Housing and Jovenes, the County has taken this site and turned it into 26 apartments for young people who really need them.”
VTBS Architects designed the contemporary low-rise building, which also includes a computer lab, a community room, a patio, an outdoor deck, a dog run, and a community kitchen.
As of the project's official ribbon cutting, more than half of the 26 units are now occupied.
The Nook is one of only a handful of new housing developments in Los Angeles County which cater to transition age youth. As of the 2020 homeless count, there were 4,600 young adults who are currently unhoused in Los Angeles County.
- 14433 Leffingwell Road (Urbanize LA)