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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 Coming to Santa Monica

Three-story development planned on 14th Street.
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The Community Corporation of Santa Monica is pursuing the development of a new senior affordable housing complex just south of the 10 Freeway.

The proposed three-story edifice, slated for a 15,000-square-foot site at 1820 14th Street, would replace a series of smaller commercial buildings with 39 apartments reserved for low-income seniors.  Plans also call for a ground-floor community room, a laundry facility, a library, and one level of underground p