Five months after breaking ground, the wood frame of the Vistas del Puerto affordable housing complex is rising quickly in Long Beach.  

The five-story building, located at 1836-1852 Locust Avenue, is being developed by Clifford Beers Housing.  Plans call for 48 residential units and supportive services, reserved for formerly homeless individuals and families earning between 30 and 50 percent of the area median income.

KFA Architecture is designing the project, which will be divided into two wings flanking a central staircase.  

The project is one of three affordable housing developments now under construction near Metro's Pacific Coast Highway Station, joining the Spark at Midtown and the Las Ventanas apartments.

A fourth project, called The Beacon, is under construction one stop south at Long Beach Boulevard and Anaheim Street.

Clifford Beers Housing is also planning permanent supportive housing developments in South Los Angeles and Panorama City.