The Nightingale, located at 6218 S. Compton Avenue, consists of a four-story structure featuring 30 apartments - including 29 for formerly homeless persons. Residents - referred by the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services and the Coordinated Entry System - began move-ins in July.
“To The Nightingale apartments’ new residents, congratulations and welcome to the neighborhood. To LINC Housing, thank you for being a partner in our effort to lift people out of homelessness," Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas said in a news release. "We need a coordinated and comprehensive crisis response to homelessness, but the backbone of our effort must continue to be affordable housing with support services. Grand opening ceremonies like this remind us that with a house key, we can change the course of someone’s life. And we must not rest until everyone who calls Los Angeles County home has the same opportunity to live a life of dignity and purpose."
The project, designed by D33 Design & Planning and built by Walton Construction, Inc., includes a community room with a computer lab, a community garden, and an outdoor patio. The property also offers offices and space for on-site service providers and case managers.
The People Concern and Brilliant Corners are partnering with LINC Housing as service providers.
The Nightingale broke ground in December 2017.
- Florence-Firestone (Urbanize LA)
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