Senior affordable housing breaks ground in Long Beach – Urbanize

In a ceremony held yesterday, Long Beach city officials joined developer Mercy Housing of California to break ground on a mixed-use project that will create new apartments for lower-income seniors.

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Located at the northwest corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway, the project will consist of a four-story edifice featuring 67 apartments for low-, and very low-, and extremely low-income seniors above roughly 4,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and parking for 38 vehicles.

The Long Beach Business Journal reports that the project’s income limits translate to households earning from roughly $19,725 to $47,340 per year.

“This groundbreaking underscores the City’s strong commitment to creating and preserving affordable housing options for all residents,” said Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia in prepared remarks. “The Long Beach Senior project is another great development that will provide 67 permanent homes and services to help ensure the security, dignity and well-being of our older adults and senior veterans in Midtown.” 

Studio One Eleven is designing the apartment complex, which has been described as a having blends of Art Deco and Streamline Moderne architecture. Plans call for an exterior of smooth stucco, fiber cement siding, and metal. On-site amenities will include a podium-level courtyard, a community room, and a common laundry facility.

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Leasing for the property is expected to begin in Spring 2023 with move-ins anticipated in Fall 2023.Visit longbeachsenior.org for more information.

Mercy Housing’s other Los Angeles-area affordable housing developments include ground-up projects planned or under construction in Downtown, Reseda, Chatsworth, and Sherman Oaks.

Looking for affordable housing? Visit lahousing.lacity.org/aahr and housing.lacounty.gov

California’s 2021 state income limits

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