By: Real Estate Weekly
November 4, 2022
EAH Housing, one of the largest and most respected nonprofit housing development and management organizations in the western United States, in partnership with St. Joseph Center, one of Los Angeles’ largest providers of services for low-income and unhoused individuals and families, today announced plans to build a new mixed-use supportive housing community at 4507 Main Street in South Los Angeles.
Designed by GGA Architects, a California-based architecture firm passionate about creating environments that enrich public life, the four-story building will consist of 61 affordable and supportive housing units to the area.
“The California Housing Partnership estimates that Los Angeles County needs an additional 568,000 affordable housing units to meet the demand of its lowest-income renters,” said Laura Hall, President and CEO of EAH Housing. “To help bridge this gap, 4507 Main Street will create quality housing opportunities for those experiencing homelessness or financial strain. We are thrilled to work alongside St. Joseph Center to bring this project to life in support of the surrounding community.”
4507 Main Street will designate 31 units for unhoused and chronically homeless individuals and 30 units for low-income persons. The community will also include over 700 square feet of commercial space and six parking spaces.
“These are exciting times for the Los Angeles Housing Department and for our partners building supportive housing,” said Ann Sewell, General Manager, Los Angeles Housing Department. “4507 Main Street will be the 101st project funded by Measure HHH, approved by the voters in 2016, to start construction. We congratulate EAH Housing on this milestone, and look forward to welcoming the new residents to these homes next year.”
EAH Housing will provide property management services to the residents of 4507 Main Street, along with St. Joseph Center, which will offer extensive supportive and intensive case management services. These include individual medical and psychological case management (in response to mental health crises), nutritional and food counseling, job training and placement, financial education and money management, and public benefit advocacy for programs such as Social Security, General Assistance, and CalFresh.
“Only homes can solve homelessness, and through Proposition HHH we are making strides with that objective in mind,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “This project is a great example of the progress promised to Angelenos when they said ‘yes’ to Prop HHH – and a clear marker of how far we’ve come in our mission to surge ahead with high-quality, long-term solutions for people experiencing homelessness.”
“The City of Los Angeles is working diligently to speed up the construction of new housing developments to help combat the homelessness crisis,” said Los Angeles City Councilmember Curren Price. “I’m proud to say that here in District 9, we have built the most in terms of shelter beds, permanent supportive housing, and affordable units – over 3,500 built or in the pipeline. 4507 Main Street is a prime example of the caliber of affordable and supportive housing that our City so desperately needs.”
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