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City Officials To Break Ground On High Rise Housing Project In Los Angeles

The housing project is being built to give shelter to homeless people and to combat the homelessness crisis. 

October 19, 2023

Los Angeles (CNS)- On Thursday, city leaders and housing developers began construction on the largest 100% affordable supportive housing development in Los Angeles. This project marks a significant milestone in the city’s initiatives to tackle the homelessness crisis.

The project will be developed on a 1.12-acre parking lot in Downtown and will be a 17-story, 302-unit mixed-income building. There will also be a four-story parking structure along with the retail space on the ground level. 

Los Angeles needs all the government, private, and non-profit organizations to come together to confront the homelessness crisis by building more housing and lifesaving services. 

The apartments will be fully furnished with appliances, air conditioning, and furniture. Besides this, there will be a career center, laundry room, library, and fitness area to cater to the diverse needs of the residents. 

The development will take place in two phases but the construction will occur simultaneously. By June 2025, the project will be completed. 

High-quality services will be provided to the residents such as on-site case management, substance use services, employment and job training assistance, educational support, and mental and physical health care. 

Los Angeles defines permanent housing as a kind of housing that provides long-term rental subsidies and intensive care management services to homeless individuals. 

Once the project is complete, some units will be designated to the veterans. All applicants need to provide proper documentation to ensure that the applications are accepted soon. 

The tenants are required to pay rent and have a lease agreement like other renters in the city. If the tenant is found breaking the lease, the tenant will be removed. The amount of rent the tenant needs to pay will be determined by their monthly income. 

Most residents’ monthly income is sourced from programs like Social Security, disability, VA pension, general relief, etc. The outstanding costs for each housing unit are subsidized through programs like the HUD-VA Supportive Housing Program, Project-based Vouchers, Section 8 Housing, or similar initiatives.

The unhoused people do not get their mental and physical needs adequately met. The ones receiving the services became sober and moved out of the building to purchase their own home. 

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City News Service. “City Officials Break Ground on High Rise Housing Project in Downtown LA”. KFI AM 640, October 13, 2023, 

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Last Updated: September 20, 2021