SOURCE: LINC Housing

LINC Housing

June 06, 2016 17:25 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: LINC Housing Starts Construction of 125 New Apartments in Los Angeles for Formerly Homeless Households and Low-Income Families and Seniors

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 6, 2016) -

When: Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 3 p.m.

Where: Future Location of Mosaic Gardens at Westlake, 111 S. Lucas Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90026 (IMPORTANT: use 109 S. Lucas Ave. in Google maps to find the location)

What: LINC Housing and its partners will gather to celebrate the start of construction of Mosaic Gardens at Westlake, a 125-unit affordable housing community for formerly homeless households and low-income families and seniors.

The new development is part of LINC Housing's commitment to integrate affordable housing with health resources and other services for stronger neighborhoods. LINC's partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services and Ocean Park Community Center will allow the nonprofit to support 63 formerly homeless households with supportive services.

Mosaic Gardens at Westlake will feature a community garden, computer lab, health and wellness room, playground, and convenient access to public transportation, shopping and services. The complex has been registered with the U.S. Green Building Council and intends to pursue a LEED Platinum certification. Sustainable features include high efficiency HVAC, water fixtures, central hot water heating systems and irrigation system, drought tolerant planting, storm water management plan to reduce water runoff, 49 secure bicycle storage spaces, EnergyStar appliances in resident units and laundry room.

The development has strong support from both Los Angeles County and the City of Los Angeles. As ending homelessness continues to be a focus in the region, LINC and its partners want to work together with the public and private sectors to make positive changes in this downtown neighborhood. The $57.1-million development is due to be completed in mid-2018. 

Who:

  • Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell, City of Los Angeles
  • Ben Metcalf, Director, California Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Carlos Van Natter, Director of Section 8, Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles
  • Rushmore Cervantes, General Manager, Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department, City of Los Angeles
  • Monique King-Viehland, Deputy Executive Director, Community Development Commission, County of Los Angeles
  • Rebecca Clark, President and CEO, LINC Housing

Visuals:

  • City and County officials, LINC Housing team and other partners celebrating the start of construction, including a photo op in front of construction equipment
  • Hillside location with views of the foothills and Downtown Los Angeles
  • Interview opportunities with development partners 
  • Rendering available on request

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