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Our Elden Elms property.

Elden Elms (2021)

West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation (WHCHC) is proud to have developed Elden Elms, which began welcoming residents in March 2021. Consisting of 93 units for individuals and families, there are a mix of one- two- and three-bedroom units, with 15 of the one‐bedroom units reserved for the formerly homeless. 

Elden Elms features many amenities for families and individuals. There is a spacious community room with a kitchen, a computer room, fitness studio, nursing nook and laundry facilities. The lobby includes a grand staircase, seating areas, manager’s office and community inspired artwork. The outdoor courtyard includes play areas for children, barbecue area, and a Zen garden. There are also open-air seating nooks with fantastic views of the Downtown LA skyline. 

Each unit has a complete kitchen with Energy Star appliances including dishwashers, full bathroom, and private balcony. Elden Elms is built to achieve LEED for Homes Gold certification. Sustainable features include exceeding Title 24 energy standards by 15%, drought-tolerant and native plantings, low‐flow plumbing fixtures, no VOC interior paint, CRI green label carpeting, and formaldehyde‐free composite wood materials. 

Location
Koreatown/Pico-Union, Los Angeles

Units
93

Population
Families and Individuals

Architect
Urban Architecture Lab

Contractor
United Building Company

Lenders & Funders
Affordable Housing Program
California Tax Credit Allocation Committee
Corporation for Supportive Housing
Housing & Community Investment Department Los Angeles
New Generation Fund
Los Angeles Department of Health Services
Union Bank
California Department of Housing and Community Development
Strategic Growth Council

Rampart Mint

Rampart Mint (2020)

Introducing Rampart Mint, 22 units of permanent supportive housing for formerly homeless and chronically homeless individuals with special needs, and one building manager’s unit. Built on formerly City-owned land in the Rampart Village neighborhood of Los Angeles, Rampart Mint was co-developed with Affordable Living for the Aging who will provide the on-site building management. In partnership with Heritage Clinic, voluntary supportive services are available to all residents free of charge.

Rampart Mint includes a beautiful community room with a kitchenette, a computer area, a rooftop garden with amazing views of the city, a manager’s office, and a social services office. Often, formerly homeless residents arrive with only what they carry. With the generous support of the David Geffen Foundation, all 22 resident units are fully outfitted with brand new furniture. Additionally, all of Rampart Mint’s community spaces: lobby, community room, rooftop garden, social services and property manager’s office are fully furnished with an investment from the Ahmanson Foundation.

Pioneering universal design principles have been incorporated so every unit accommodates those with and without physical limitations. Residents can truly age in place without fear of displacement.

Rampart Mint welcomed residents in November 2020.

Location
Westlake Village, Los Angeles

Units
23 including manager's unit

Population
Permanent Supportive Housing for formerly Homeless Individuals with Special Needs

Co-Developer
Affordable Living for the Aging

Architect
KFA

Contractor
Dreyfuss Construction 

Lenders & Funders
JP Morgan Chase
City of Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department
County of Los Angeles Department of Mental Health
County of Los Angeles Department of Health Services 
California Department of Housing and Community Development
California Debt Limit Allocation Committee
California Tax Credit Allocation Committee
Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco
Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles
Red Stone Equity Partners

Westmore Linden

Westmore Linden (2020)

Westmore Linden is a new apartment community of 93 units of affordable rental housing for low- and very low-income seniors, with 15 units reserved as permanent supportive housing (PSH) for formerly homeless households with special needs. Designed by Urban Architecture Lab and awarded LEED Gold for environmental sustainability, Westmore Linden is located in the Koreatown/Pico-Union neighborhood of the City of Los Angeles, near the major transit intersection of Pico Blvd. and Vermont Ave. United Building Company broke ground in May 2018 and residents began moving into their new homes in January 2020.

Each apartment includes energy-efficient appliances, an eat-in kitchen and private balcony. Westmore Linden amenities include a spacious community room with a kitchen, a peaceful outdoor courtyard with a barbecue, fitness center, computer room, and multiple social services offices to provide on-site supportive services to residents, free of charge.

Location
Koreatown/Pico-Union, Los Angeles

Units
93 units

Population
Seniors

Architect
Urban Architecture Lab

Contractor
United Building Company

Lenders & Funders
Affordable Housing Program
California Community Reinvestment Corporation
California Tax Credit Allocation Committee
Corporation for Supportive Housing
Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles
Housing & Community Investment Department Los Angeles
New Generation Fund
LA County Department of Health Services
LA County Department of Mental Health Los Angeles County Special Needs Housing Program
Wells Fargo

 

 

Blue Hibiscus

Blue Hibiscus (2018)

WHCHC is proud to present Blue Hibiscus, a newly constructed affordable housing community for low-income households in West Hollywood. Designed by KFA, with input from the neighborhood community, Blue Hibiscus includes 22 units of affordable rental housing and was awarded LEED Platinum for environmental sustainability. A percentage of the units are specifically reserved for those with special needs, such as transition-age youth, people with a mental health diagnosis, and people living with HIV/AIDS.  Blue Hibiscus is one block from a major transportation hub and the West Hollywood Gateway, which includes Target, Best Buy, restaurants, and is within walking distance to Plummer Park.

Blue Hibiscus features universal design principles so that all units are fully accessible for those with and without mobility impairments. Common area spaces for the residents include a roof-top community room with kitchen, computer room, fitness room and laundry room. An on-site resident manager and a social services office are also included, along with on-site parking and secured entry.

Dreyfuss Construction broke ground in January 2017 and residents took occupancy in the fall of 2018. WHCHC’s resident services staff offer voluntary, on-site, comprehensive supportive services free of charge to all residents.

Click here to learn more about LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).

Location
City of West Hollywood

Units
22 one-bedroom units, including manager's unit

Population
Special Needs

Architect
KFA

Contractor
Dreyfuss Construction

Project Lenders and Funders
City of West Hollywood
County of Los Angeles
California Department of Housing and Community Development
California Tax Credit Allocation Committee
Union Bank

 

Movietown Square

Movietown Square (2016)

Movietown Square contains 77 affordable units for older adults with limited income age 62 and older. This building represents the inclusionary portion of Avalon West Hollywood’s 371-unit mixed-use development on the site of the former Movietown Plaza in West Hollywood, on Santa Monica Boulevard at Poinsettia Place. WHCHC is fortunate to be part of this landmark project on West Hollywood’s Eastside.

Movietown Square’s residents have beautiful, affordable apartments with private balconies, many with expansive views of the Hollywood Hills and downtown Los Angeles.  Residents will enjoy access to common area amenities, including a community room and kitchen, roof deck with planters for community gardening, a media center and gym.  

Within walking distance are Plummer Park and the West Hollywood Gateway retail complex, which includes a Target, Best Buy and other shops and restaurants. Metro buses provide convenient transportation to Hollywood and downtown, and West Hollywood’s own CityLine bus stops conveniently close by. Trader Joe’s, which had operated on this site for 25 years, is located on the ground floor of the building.

Location
City of West Hollywood

Units
77 total

Population
Seniors

Architect

Contractor

Lenders & Funders
Enterprise Community Partners
California Tax Credit Allocation Committee

Vermont Manzanita

Vermont Manzanita (2015)

Vermont Manzanita provides 41 homes for families and individuals. Fifteen units are reserved for “First 5” families, which are defined as families with children age 0 to 5, who are involved in the child welfare system, and are either homeless or at-risk of homelessness.

This apartment community includes attractive landscaping on the ground and second floors, a unique children’s play area, barbeque area and tenant community garden. Located close to the intersection of Pico Boulevard and Vermont Avenue, Vermont Manzanita is close to many amenities and rapid bus lines. Vermont Manzanita has received LEED Platinum Certification from the Green Building Council.

WHCHC is working in partnership with the Children’s Institute as lead service provider for Vermont Manzanita residents.

Location
City of Los Angeles

Units
41+ Manager's unit

Population
Families

Architect
Hatch Colasuonno Relativity Studio

Contractor
Dreyfus Construction

Lenders & Funders
First 5 LA
Los Angeles County Community Development Commission (LACDC)
Wells Fargo

The Courtyard at La Brea

The Courtyard at La Brea (2014)

The Courtyard At La Brea provides 31 units serving a mixed population of very low and low incomes, including families and people with special needs. The project is comprised of two mid-rise residential towers enclosing a central courtyard which is open to the south; an interior bamboo courtyard and a community garden at the rear of the property. Sustainable features include solar-powered hot water and electricity; storm water infiltration planters; built in conformance with Build It Green’s GreenPoint Multifamily Rated Program.

Location
City of West Hollywood

Units
32 total

Population
Special Needs

Architects
John V. Mutlow Architects, Inc.
Patrick Tighe Architecture
Mark Tessier Landscape Architect

Contractor
Alpha Construction

Lenders & Funders
City of West Hollywood
Los Angeles County Community Development Commission (LACDC)
Union Bank

Hayworth House

Hayworth House (2012)

Hayworth House is a major green renovation of a 1950s apartment building. Great care was taken to maximize ADA accessibility and livability for residents, and reduce the carbon footprint of the building. All apartments have original completely refinished oak hardwood floors; upgraded HVAC system with combination heating/air conditioning PTAC units; energy star appliances. Amenities include a community room, two new elevators, laundry room, TV room and computer room, and a raised-bed community garden. Exterior courtyards and a spacious front porch were also added.

Location
City of West Hollywood

Units
47 residential units

Population
Seniors

Architect
KFA

Contractor
Dreyfuss Construction

Lenders & Funders
City of West Hollywood
Los Angeles County Community Development Commission (LACDC)
Wells Fargo

Our Sierra Bonita property.

Sierra Bonita (2010)

Sierra Bonita Apartments is the City of West Hollywood’s first mixed-use all-affordable development, located on the east side of the City. Solar panels are integrated into the exterior design; central courtyard provides passive design strategies and cross ventilation for all units which surround a lush bamboo atrium courtyard. Amenities include two roof-decks with panoramic views; a community room; computer and laundry rooms; underground parking.

Sierra Bonita is home to WHCHC’s corporate headquarters located on the ground floor. Sierra Bonita has won over a dozen regional and national awards.

Location
City of West Hollywood

Units
41 one-bedroom units

Population
Special Needs

Architect
Patrick Tighe Architecture

Contractor
Parker Sarg Construction

Lenders & Funders
City of West Hollywood
National Equity Fund
County of Los Angeles Housing Authority
Wells Fargo Bank
California State Department of Housing & Community Development (MHP)
Los Angeles County Community Development Commission (LACDC)
Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco (AHPP)
Home Depot

Havenhurst Apartments

Havenhurst Apartments (2004)

Havenhurst Apartments sits comfortably amidst a number of 1920s apartment buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, just south of the Sunset Strip. The entire site is handicapped accessible. Every unit has a large balcony or patio, and a large northern landscaped private courtyard plus a spacious landscaped front yard with seating. Amenities include a community room, computer room, central laundry room, and underground parking.

WHCHC is very proud to have been awarded Project of the Year 2005 for Havenhurst Apartments from the Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing (SCANPH).

Location
City of West Hollywood

Units
22 one-bedroom units; 2 studio flats

Population
Special Needs

Architect
KFA

Lenders & Funders
City of West Hollywood
Los Angeles County Community Development Commission (LACDC)
Federal Home Loan Bank (Citibank West)
Enterprise Social Investment Corporation
WHCHC

Our Fountain-Formosa property.

Fountain Formosa Apartments (2003)

The Fountain Formosa Apartments were built in 1961. WHCHC acquired the property in 2003 as part of the City of West Hollywood Inclusionary Housing Program obligation of a private developer, who rehabilitated the building. The City selects residents for the building from its Inclusionary Housing Wait List.

Location
City of West Hollywood

Units
20 units

Population
Special Needs

Lenders & Funders
City of West Hollywood
California Community Reinvestment Corporation
Pacific Life

Our Genesee-Willoughby property.

Genesee-Willoughby Apartments (2001)

In keeping with the City of West Hollywood’s desire to preserve housing stock, WHCHC acquired two apartment buildings for rehabilitation in West Hollywood’s East Side Redevelopment Area in 2001.

The two properties total 24 units which remain permanently affordable to low and very low-income households, and represent the first properties WHCHC acquired south of Santa Monica Boulevard.

Location
City of West Hollywood

Units
24 units total/both buildings

Population
Special Needs

Lenders & Funders
City of West Hollywood
Washington Mutual Bank

Our Detroit Family property.

Detroit Family Apartments (2001)

Detroit Family Apartments is an “L” shaped 3 story building with a ground-level courtyard common space and play yard area, as well as a third-floor common space that includes a hand-made set of tile windows.

The project is handicapped accessible; has a subterranean garage, an elevator and laundry room; and each unit has its own private outdoor patio and balcony space. Located one block from the corner of La Brea Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard, residents have easy access to shops, markets and public transportation.

Location
City of West Hollywood

Units
10 units

Population
Families

Architect
KFA

Contractor
Alpha Construction

Lenders & Funders
City of West Hollywood
Los Angeles County Community Development Commission (LACDC)
California Housing Finance Agency
National Equity Fund
WHCHC

Our Detroit Senior property.

Detroit Senior Apartments (2001)

Detroit Senior Apartments is fully handicapped accessible and provides private outdoor patio space; a laundry room; a rooftop common area patio; and a secure subterranean garage with elevator access.

The project is located one block away from the corner of La Brea Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard, providing easy access to shops, markets and public transportation.

Location
City of West Hollywood

Units
10 units

Population
Very low-income seniors

Architect
KFA

Contractor
Alpha Construction

Lenders & Funders
City of West Hollywood
Los Angeles County Community Development Commission (LACDC)
National Equity Fund
WHCHC

Our Glen Grove property.

Glen Grove Apartments (2000)

Glen Grove Apartments is a newly constructed 24-unit family building serving low and very-low income families, some of which are formerly homeless.

Amenities include private balconies with each unit; common spaces and a central courtyard with built-in barbeque; a common room with fireplace; a computer room; and a manager’s office connected to a central lobby.

Location
City of Glendale

Units
24 residential units

Population
Families, some of whom are formerly homeless

Architect
Fonda Bonardi & Associates

Contractor
Alpha Construction

Lenders & Funders
City of Glendale
Enterprise Social Investment Corporation
Bank of America
WHCHC

Laurel/Norton Apartments

Laurel/Norton Apartments (1994)

Laurel Norton is a 41-unit intergenerational community. Three multi-story buildings adjacent to open-space commons contain a mix of one and three bedroom units, each with its own private balcony. The project is heavily landscaped with mature foliage. Parking is provided in a large subterranean garage. Other amenities include a social services counseling office and a manager’s office; a children’s play area; two laundry rooms; a community garden; and two patios with built-in barbeques.

Location
City of West Hollywood

Units
41 residential units

Population
Intergenerational Families and Individuals

Architect
Fonda Bonardi & Associates

Lenders & Funders
City of West Hollywood
State of California Department of Housing & Community Development
National Equity Fund
Citibank

Our Harper Community property.

Harper Community (1992)

Harper Community Apartments is targeted specifically for special needs low income households living independently. Each unit has a large private balcony. The project was designed to enable disabled residents to live in a non-institutional setting in a familiar neighborhood near friends, medical services, and public transit. The building surrounds a central courtyard and features a community room; computer room and library; laundry area with adjoining patio.

Location
City of West Hollywood

Units
22 residential units

Population
Special Needs

Architect
Archiplan Architects

Lenders & Funders
City of West Hollywood
State of California Department of Housing & Community Development
Federal Home Loan Bank (California Federal Savings Bank)
Pam Housing, Inc.

Harper Avenue Apartments

Harper Avenue Apartments (1990)

Harper Avenue Apartments was developed in collaboration with the Homestead Group as part of the City of West Hollywood Inclusionary Housing obligation. The project was the rehabilitation of two triplexes on adjacent lots, built circa 1928. A newly constructed 3-story building with an elevator sits behind existing triplexes. Features of this property reserved for older adults include a common room, courtyard, garage, and laundry room.

Location
City of West Hollywood

Units
17 residential units

Population
Seniors

Architect
Fonda Bonardi & Associates

Lenders & Funders
City of West Hollywood
National Equity Fund
Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Federal Home Loan Bank (Citibank)

Our property at Fountain Fuller.

Fountain Fuller Apartments (1988)

Built in the 1920s to house avocado workers, Fountain Fuller Apartments was WHCHC’s first project. This rehabilitation of 26 single and two one-bedroom units is representative of WHCHC’s mission to preserve and revitalize the City’s existing housing stock.

Location
City of West Hollywood

Units
28 units
26 studio units
2 one-bedroom units

Population
Families and Individuals

Lenders & Funders
City of West Hollywood
National Equity Fund
Los Angeles County Community Development Commission (LACDC)
Citibank

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Darnell
After a lifetime of employment and then falling into homelessness for two years, getting secure housing has been a miracle. I feel like myself again.

Darnell, Westmore Linden Resident