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Last week, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to approve loans totaling $8.9 million to fund four development that would create 248 apartments for homeless and low-income households.

The first two projects, both of which come from the nonprofit developer Meta Housing, calls for the construction of two low-rise buildings at the northwest and southeast corners of Whittier Boulevard and Downey Road in unincorporated East Los Angeles.  The combined development will create 113 apartment units, situated above street-level commercial space and subterranean parking.

Meta Housing is seeking approximately $4.9 million from Los Angeles County to go towards the approximately $54-million project.

In Westlake, SRO Housing Corp. has requested $1.5 million from the County in pursuit of the Hartford Villa Apartments, a proposed seven-story building at 459 S. Hartford Avenue.  A full buildout of the project, which is budgeted at $36 million, would create 101 units of affordable housing.

Santa Monica-based KFA is designing the podium-type development.

Lastly, East L.A. Community Corporation is seeking $2.5 million to assist with the development of phase two of its Whittier Place Apartments, which would include 34 units of affordable housing.  The nearly $16-million development follows the already-completed first phase of the apartment complex, which is located on Whittier Boulevard in unincorporated East Los Angeles.

ELACC's Whittier Place Apartments, via Google Maps.

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Senior Affordable Housing Opens Near Orange County's Great Park

The two-building development features 157 apartments.
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Developers Related California and FivePoint have opened a new affordable housing complex near Irvine's Great Park.  The project, called Luxaira, features 157 residential units catering to low-income seniors.  It is the second senior affordable development to be built in the Great Park neighborhoods by Related, FivePoint, and collaborator RCC Charitage.  To date, more than 500 affordable housing units have been built around the park in four separate projects.