East Los Angeles Community Corporation (ELACC) has started construction on another affordable and permanent supportive housing complex in the community from which it takes its name.
Concrete pillars are now rising at 4101-4117 Whittier Boulevard, site of the Whittier Place II development. Plans call for the construction of a multi-story building containing 34 studio and one-bedroom apartments - all of which would be income-restricted and reserved for homeless persons.
According to a 2019 staff report to the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee, the apartments at Whittier Place II will be restricted to households earning no more than 50 percent of the area median income. At the time, rents were expected to range from $848 to $909 per month.
The estimated cost of the development is just over $23 million - a price tag of nearly $680,000 per residential unit. Funding comes from Los Angeles County, as well as a traditional bank loan.
The existing Whittier Place apartments, a three-story building located directly east of the new construction consists of 24 residential units.
Other ELACC projects now in development include the El Nuevo Amanecer apartments in East Los Angeles and the Rosa de Castilla project in El Sereno.
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