LINC Housing to Build New Affordable Apartment Community in Willowbrook
LINC Housing proudly announced in late 2015 they will build affordable housing for those who are formerly homeless and are classified as low-income. A review of LINC’s website confirm that no African-Americans are part of the leadership staff or sit on the board of directors. In fact, one of the board members is previously affiliated with Bechtel. Bechtel made tons of money off the Iraq War. Groundbreaking on the project was yesterday, January 7th.
The Willowbrook neighborhood in Los Angeles County will soon have 61 new affordable homes as LINC Housing finalizes funding and plans for Mosaic Gardens at Willowbrook, due to begin construction late 2015, early 2016.
Mosaic Gardens at Willowbrook is a four-site assembly of two county owned sites and two privately owned sites in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County near the intersection of Willowbrook Avenue and El Segundo Blvd. LINC will build a 61-unit affordable housing community for low-income families and 31 units for formerly homeless households.
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“This development is part of our work to combine housing and healthcare as a holistic approach to improving people’s lives and transforming neighborhoods,” said Rebecca Clark, LINC’s president and CEO. “As participants in the Partners in Progress grant program with Citi Foundation and Low Income Investment Fund, we’ve been able to explore various approaches to developing a housing and health model we and others can replicate. We see partnerships with the health industry and the creation of permanent supportive housing as opportunities to create real neighborhood change.”
Part of the land was donated by Los Angeles County. Other funding for the $20-million development comes from a number of sources including Los Angeles County Affordable Housing Trust Funds and HOME Funds, Los Angeles County Second Supervisorial District Homeless Service Center Funds, Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles Project-Based Vouchers, the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, the Federal Home Loan Bank’s Affordable Housing Program, construction and permanent loans from Citibank, and tax credit equity from Raymond James Tax Credit Funds Inc. Funding for the acquisition of the site was also made possible by generous support from the Low Income Investment Fund, The California Endowment, and the JPMorgan Chase Foundation.