Earlier this month, the Los Angeles City Council approved $31 million in funding for affordable housing in Westlake and near USC.

The first project, known as the Casa de Rosas Campus, would adaptively reuse a historic building located at 2600 S. Hoover Street in West Adams.  The property, established in 1893, has served at various points in its history as a kindergarten, military barracks, the headquarters of L. Ron Hubbard's Dianetics Foundation, and - most recently - as a shelter for battered women.

Casa de Rosas Campus LP, an affiliate of Ward Economic Development Corporation, intends to convert the property into 36 apartments catering to low-income persons making between 30 and 40 percent of the area median income, as well as one manager's unit.

The other property, located at 1532-1538 Cambria Street in Westlake, is slated for the construction of a five-story building that would feature 56 rental apartments priced for low-income persons making 30 percent of the area median income.

City records list the project's developer as the non-profit organization Affirmed Housing.