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Earlier this week, various officials from the City of Long Beach came together to break ground on the Beacon Apartments, a new six-story development that will provide 160 subsidized housing units for low-income seniors and veterans.

The project is one of a handful of affordable housing projects in development throughout Long Beach, as highlighted by the office of Mayor Robert Garcia.

At 1795 Long Beach Boulevard, a proposed mixed-use project known as the Pacific Apartments calls for the creation of 101 affordable housing units for families and households with special needs.  The four-story, transit-oriented development would be located steps from the Metro Blue line, and also include features such as a community room, an outdoor courtyard and street-fronting commercial space.

At 1900 Long Beach Boulevard, the Spark at Midtown is a proposed residential-retail complex that would set aside half of its units for persons currently experiencing or at the risk of experiencing homelessness.  The remainder of the apartments would be reserved for families.

Plans are also in the works for mixed-use development at the intersection of Anaheim Street and Walnut Avenue, which would consist of a five-story building featuring 92 residential units above 3,100 square feet of retail space and a 17,500-square-foot neighborhood health clinic.  The project would also include a roof terrace, which would serve as gather space for local organizations such as teh Pacific Asian Counseling Services and Khmer Girls in Action.

Anchor Place, a 120-unit supportive housing development for veterans and homeless families, broke ground at the Century Villages at Cabrillo campus in April 2016 and remains under construction.

More recently, construction kicked off for the Pacific, a new seven-story building in Downtown Long Beach that will set aside 17 of its 163 units for moderate-income residents.  The mixed-use complex at the corner of 3rd Street and Pacific Avenue is scheduled for completion in mid-2019.

Last month, Long Beach also celebrated the opening of Banner Homes, a new supportive housing complex for adults with developmental disablities.

In the Bluff Heights neighborhood, the former Immanuel Church is being converted into 25 affordalbe housing units for seniors.  A grand opening is expected in later this year.

More information on Long Beach's affordable housing and assistance programs are available here, under "Housing and Community Improvement."

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