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May 16, 2023

MW’s Mission Gateway Wins Affordable Housing Award

Saluting a construction project that directly responds to the workforce housing shortage, the San Fernando Valley Business Journal just gave Milender White (MW), Meta Housing and Togawa Smith Martin its 2023 Gold Award for affordable housing for Mission Gateway. 

This 356-unit project in North Hills, one of the largest all-affordable apartment communities built recently in the Southland, was a design-build effort. MW saved Meta Housing more than $1 million in construction costs through its rigorous preconstruction approach, delivering a two-building project with a welcoming and family-centered environment. 

Mission Gateway offers its residents many amenities – a fitness room, business center, multiple courtyards featuring barbeques and picnic areas, a splash pad for kids, and a dog run. During the build, the project team connected to the community with a pair of assemblies at neighboring Langdon Elementary School, emphasizing education and how it can lead to great careers in construction.  

MW has three more collaborations with Meta in the works: 619 Westlake just west of downtown L.A., Citrus Crossing in Glendale, and West Carson near Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.   


Milender White is a full-service real estate company dedicated to delivering outstanding results on every project, unsurpassed service to clients, and superb career opportunities – with a total commitment to safety, quality and integrity. MW is part of the Graham Group of Companies, headquartered in Calgary, AB. Together as One Graham, we provide our clients with a fully-integrated service offering that creates certainty and peace of mind throughout the entire project life cycle. Visit us at

Since 1993, Meta Housing Corporation has built one of the industry’s most successful track records, developing more than 7,900 residential units. Our strategy is straightforward: We are experts in securing and leveraging state and federal tax credits, and in arranging complex finance structures that ensure the highest and best use of available funds. Our team develops affordable and mixed-income apartment communities that infuse vibrancy, inspire community, and support individuals. Visit us at 

Togawa Smith Martin is now part of AC Martin, a California-based architecture, planning, interior architecture and research firm that uses an integrated design approach to create enduring environments for the 21st century. Visit us at 

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