The Los Angeles City Council's Homelessness and Poverty Committee has taken a step towards doling out the final share of Measure HHH permanent supportive housing funds.
The committee has voted to approve recommendations from the Proposition HHH Citizens Oversight Committee to distribute $231 million in remaining Measure HHH funds to 34 projects from 23 different developers. The money, when coupled with other funding sources, will generate more than 2,000 affordable and permanent supportive housing units.
Here are the projects:
Hope on 6th
1010 Development Corporation has proposed development of a 49-unit development on a church parking lot at 576 W. 6th Street in San Pedro. The $28.6 million project, slated for approximately $6 million in Measure HHH funding, would consist of a five-story building featuring an on-site health clinic and a 13-car garage.
Construction is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2020 and be completed in 18 to 24 months, according to a presentation given earlier this year to the Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council.
Silver Star II
A Community of Friends is slated to receive $6.4 million in Measure HHH funds for the construction of the Silver Star II apartments, which would rise at 6576 S. West Boulevard. The $26.6-million development would consist of 64 affordable and supportive housing units.
The project would rise on a mostly-vacant lot next to the first phase of the Silver Star apartments, which were also built by A Community of Friends.
The Lorena Plaza development would rise from a Metro-owned site at the intersection of 1st Street and Lorena Avenue, consisting of a five-story building featuring 49 apartments and ground-floor retail space.
The total budget for the project is approximately $25.8 million.
Lorena Plaza has faced staunch opposition from the owners of the adjacent El Mercado commercial center, though City Councilmember Jose Huizar announced his support for the project last year after initially blocking its construction.
The Main and The Rigby
Non-profit developer Abbey Road, Inc. could be awarded approximately $13.6 million in Measure HHH funds for the development of two affordable and supportive housing developments in North Hills - The Main and The Rigby.
The projects, located at 15302 and 15314 W. Rayen Street, would create 128 residential units at an estimated cost of nearly $83 million.
Chavez and Fickett
Chavez and Fickett, a project from Abode Communities, would rise at the intersection of the same name in Boyle Heights. Plans call for a four-story edifice featuring 60 residential units, a grocery store, and a pocket park.
Abode is set to receive $6.3 million in Measure HHH funding for the development out of a total project cost of nearly $41.2 million.
Hope on Hyde Park
Aedis Real Estate Group and the Foundation for Affordable Housing are seeking to redevelop a church at 6501 S. Crenshaw Boulevard with a five-story building featuring 98 apartments for low-income and homeless individuals.
The project - called Hope on Hyde Park - would be built from repurposed shipping containers, one of several developments of that variety planned by Aedis and the Foundation.
The $40.1 million project is slated to receive $9.28 million in Measure HHH funds.
Hope on Broadway
A second project from Aedis Real Estate Group and the Foundation for Affordable Housing, the Hope on Broadway apartments, would replace a mortuary at 5130 S. Broadway.
Plans call for a multi-story structure featuring 49 units of affordable and permanent supportive housing. Aedis and the Foundation have requested $6.72 million in Measure HHH founds out of a total project cost of $22.1 million.
At 10243 N. Topanga Canyon Boulevard in Canoga Park, Affirmed Housing has proposed redeveloping an auto repair shop with a 64-unit affordable housing complex. The project, called the Topanga Apartments, would receive $8.29 million in Measure HHH funding and has an estimated total cost of $28.6 million.
The Topanga Apartments would notably be the first permanent supportive housing development in Council District 12 built with Measure HHH funds.
In the West Los Angeles/Sawtelle area, Affirmed Housing is planning a second project just north of the I-10 Freeway at 2454 S. Barry Avenue. The proposed development, called "The Barry," would feature 61 residential units at a cost of approximately $31.9 million. Aedis has requested $6.9 million in Measure HHH funds for the project.
2745-2759 Francis Avenue
Ladera Ranch-based Affordable Housing CDC has requested $6.6 million in Measure HHH funds for the development of a 64-unit development at 2745-2759 Francis Avenue in Westlake.
The project's total budget is estimated at $30.8 million.
537-541 N. Western Avenue
Affordable Housing CDC has requested $6.6 million in Measure HHH funds for a second project at 537-541 N. Western Avenue in East Hollywood. The proposed development, which has a total estimated cost of $30.9 million, would replace a commercial building and parking with 64 apartments.
841 N. Banning
Century Housing, Inc. is slated to receive $8 million in Measure HHH funds for the construction of a 64-unit housing complex in Wilmington. The proposed development, which would replace a vacant lot at 841 N. Banning Boulevard, has an estimated cost of $31.6 million.
Just north of Macarthur Park, Community Development Partners has requested $6.5 million in Measure HHH funds for the development of The Lake House, a 63-unit affordable housing complex at 437 S. Westlake Avenue. The total cost of the project is listed at $34.2 million.
In North Hollywood, the Decro Corporation and Daylight Community Development have jointly proposed NoHo 5050, a 40-unit permanent supportive housing complex at 5050 N. Bakman Avenue. The developers have requested $3.8 million in Measure HHH funds, accounting for a portion of the $17.5 million cost of the project.
Florence Avenue Apartments
Deep Green Housing has requested $6.3 million in funding for the development of a 56-unit apartment complex at 2172 W. Florence Avenue in Chesterfield Square. The project, which would replace a vacant auto repair shop, would cost approximately $29.6 million.
1615 Montana Street
In Echo Park, Domus Development is pursuing a 64-unit senior affordable housing complex that would replace a parking lot at 1615 Montana Street. The Koreatown-based company has requested $6.6 million in Measure HHH funds for the $30.9 million project.
4507 Main Street
EAH Housing is slated to receive $7.24 million in Measure HHH funds for the development of a 64-unit apartment building at 4507 S. Main Street. The total cost of the project is estimated at $24.8 million.
7650 Van Nuys Boulevard
EAH is also slated to receive $11.4 million in Measure HHH funds for the development of a 96-unit affordable and permanent supportive housing complex at 7650 Van Nuys Boulevard - just south of the Van Nuys Metrolink Station. The proposed development is budgeted at approximately $47.4 million.
Sepulveda Apartments Preservation and Sherman Way Apartments Preservation
Figueroa Economical Housing Development is slated to receive $18.2 million in Measure HHH funds for two projects which would convert existing buildings into housing for lower-income renters. The developer intends to spend $29.8 million to convert a motel at 8428 N. Sepulveda Boulevard into 76 apartments and $20.8 million on a 58-unit building at 13561 W. Sherman Way.
Enlightenment Plaza Phase II
Flexible PSH Solutions could receive $9.9 million in Measure HHH for the development of Enlightenment Plaza, a proposed 72-unit apartment complex at 316 N. Juanita Avenue in Westlake.
The developer has already secured CRA/LA excess bond funds for the project. The estimated cost of the housing complex is $29.9 million.
In Historic South Central, Highridge Costa Development Company is slated to receive $7.8 million to develop a 57-unit permanent supportive housing development at 2106 S. Central Avenue. The project, which would replace a vacant lot, is budgeted at approximately $30.2 million.
Highridge Costa is partnering on a similar $32-million project now rising near Exposition Park.
SOLA at 87th
Innovative Housing Opportunities is set to receive $9 million in Measure HHH funds for SOLA at 87th, a proposed mixed-use supportive housing development. The project, which has an estimated cost of $61.9 million, calls for the construction of a five-story edifice at 87th Street and Western Avenue featuring 100 apartments.
A project brochure indicates that National CORE is a co-developer of SOLA at 87th, and its architecture team includes GGLO Design and RAW International.
LA Family Housing is poised to receive $5.6 million for the development of The Angel, a permanent supportive housing project located at 8547 N. Sepulveda Boulevard. The total project budget is $28.2 million.
The Cesar Chavez Foundation and Meta Housing Corp. are expected to received $3.15 million for the development of 619 Westlake, a permanent supportive housing development behind the Westlake Theatre.
The proposed five-story building, designed by LOHA, is budgeted at approximately $34 million.
Bell Creek Apartments
Meta Housing is slated to receive $6.2 million for the development of the Bell Creek Apartments in Canoga Park. The project, designed by Ken Stockton Architects, would replace a set of single-family dwellings at 6940 N. Owensmouth Avenue.
The total project budget is just short of $40 million.
A third project from Meta Housin, called the Washington Arts Collective, would replace to city-owned parking lots at 4600 and 4601 W. Washington Boulevard in Mid City. Plans call for a pair of four-story structures featuring 56 residential units.
Meta is slated to receive $2.1 million from Measure HHH, going toward a total project cost of over $29 million.
Y&M Architects is designing the Arts Collective.
Relevant Group is slated to receive $4.7 million for the development of 34 permanent supportive housing units at 411 E. 5th Street in Downtown Los Angeles.
The project, which is being designed by Steinberg Hart, calls for a total of 150 affordable units.
VA Building 207
Thomas Safran & Associates is expected to receive $8.8 million in Measure HHH funds to convert Building 207 at the Veterans Administration Campus in Westwood into permanent supportive housing. The $31-million project will result in 64 residential units.
Thomas Safran & Associates is slated to receive $11.6 million in Measure HHH funds for a second project - a permanent supportive housing development at the Thatcher Yard in Venice. Plans call for 98 residential units in a series of low-rise structures, with a total project cost of $54.6 million.
Venice Community Housing is poised to receive $5.4 million for the development of the Lincoln Apartments. The project, which would replace existing commercial buildings at 2467 Lincoln Boulevard in Venice, would create 40 residential units. The project budget is $19.5 million.
The Venice-based non-profit is also planning a 34-unit apartment complex on Rose Avenue.
4906-4926 Santa Monica
Wakeland Housing & Community Development Corp. is pursuing the development of a $36 million supportive housing complex in East Hollywood featuring 62 residential units. The project, which would receive $5.2 million, is slated for a property at 4906-4926 Santa Monica Boulevard.
A second project from Wakeland, the Amani Apartments, would rise from a vacant lot at the southwest corner of Pico and Crenshaw Boulevards. Plans call for a five-story building featuring 54 residential units.
Wakeland would receive nearly $3.5 million in Measure HHH funds for the $29.9 million project.
The report calls for additional funding for the Missouri Place apartments - a 74-unit development at the former site of the West Los Angeles Animal Shelter - and a proposed 50-unit development on Santa Monica Boulevard.
The report approved by the Homelessness and Poverty Committee came with one amendment. At the behest of 8th District Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson, the Florence Avenue and SOLA at 87th developments are to be considered separately after a 30-day period to allow for additional community outreach. Newly elected 12th District Councilmember John Lee had also requested a temporary delay of the Affirmed Housing's Topanga Apartments, but the proposed amendment was voted down by committee members.
The recommended funding allocations will next be considered by the full City Council.
According to the staff report, Measure HHH's $1.2 billion in bond funding has gone toward 114 different projects totaling 8,625 supportive housing units. Despite the increased production of subsidized affordable housing as a result of the measure, the region's homeless population has nonetheless continued to climb.
Additionally, the climbing costs of these projects - running at more than $500,000 per residential unit - has led to fewer supportive developments than anticipated. Backers of Measure HHH had anticipated that it would finance approximately 10,000 units in 2016.
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