March 4, 2022, Los Angeles, CA
A new affordable apartment development is underway a mile west of downtown Los Angeles: the striking 619 Westlake, a joint effort of Milender White, Meta Housing, the Cesar Chavez Foundation and The Architects Collective. The 78-unit complex is situated just northeast of MacArthur Park, adjacent to the historic Westlake Theater.
Los Angeles County supervisor (and past Secretary of Labor) Hilda Solis, Los Angeles County Development Authority executive director Emilio Salas, and Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health director David Sherin were among the speakers at 619 Westlake’s March 2 groundbreaking event.
619 Westlake has a “building block” design, with two towers of three-bedroom apartments linked by a dramatic “bridge” of one-bedroom units spanning a lushly landscaped courtyard. Rentals will be priced for households earning 30-60% of area median income. Thirty-nine of the 78 apartments will be permanent supportive housing for people facing the challenge of homelessness and people with special needs.
Amenities will include a community kitchen, a central laundry facility, a tot lot, a dance studio, music practice rooms and a visual arts space. 619 Westlake also includes 29 parking spaces in its footprint.
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. We proudly deliver award-winning commercial and residential projects based on proven systems, advanced technology, and cutting-edge design development. MW takes pride in building inclusive projects that meet the needs of the city, and it strives to become part of the fabric of the communities in which it develops. Visit us at www.milenderwhite.com.
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. Our bottom-line business acumen, strong sense of social advocacy, and interest in innovation enable us to sustain strong relationships with public and private partners and to continually develop award-winning projects. Visit us at www.metahousing.com.
The Cesar Chavez Foundation’s Housing and Economic Development Fund (HED) builds and manages high-quality, service-enhanced, affordable housing for working families and seniors across the Southwest. These developments inspire a sense of community and enable residents to succeed on all fronts. Not merely focused on developing housing, HED manages the level of quality and care of each location, because it’s important to us to offer affordable properties that also make great homes. We are not looking to simply build communities. We’re looking to transform them. Visit us at chavezfoundation.org.
Based in Los Angeles, The Architects Collective (TAC) works with project owners to design multi-unit housing projects. We apply diverse areas of expertise and rigorous approaches to project analysis, design and implementation. Through our collaborative approach, both the design process and solutions are nuanced and multi-layered, striking a balance between high efficiency and exceptional design. Visit us at www.thearchitectscollective.com.
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