INGLEWOOD – Inglewood area elected officials joined with members of Linc Housing and National CORE to celebrate the opening of a new affordable housing complex in the city of Inglewood. The project was built in part with funds from Measure HHH where some nonprofits have come under fire for excessive administrative costs.
This new transit-oriented affordable and supportive housing apartment complex brings 101 one-, two- and three-bedroom homes to Inglewood, including 50 units for people who have experienced homelessness, 50 units for households earning between 30 and 80 percent of the area median income, and one on-site manager’s unit.
The two new four-story buildings feature Spanish-style architecture with open spaces to promote resident interaction. The complex has on-site parking, bike storage, a community room with a computer lab, offices for case management, tot lots, and two outdoor courtyards with picnic areas.
The two buildings, recently certified LEED for Homes Gold, have a rooftop solar energy system that is expected to offset 90% of the community’s common area electricity needs. Water-conserving plumbing, drought-tolerant landscaping, and high-efficiency heating, ventilation, and AC systems further decrease Fairview Heights’ carbon footprint.
Partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services and Department of Mental Health allows Linc and National CORE to serve the 50 formerly homeless households with intensive case management services. Additionally, all residents have access to life-enhancing services through Linc’s resident services program.
Units range in size from 800 to 1,000 square feet, complete with quartz countertops, ample storage space and balconies. The units are also prewired for mounting televisions and are all electric, which saves on energy costs.
To be eligible, applicants musr have an annual income between $14,616 and $24,840 for a one-person household, $28,380 and $75,680 for a two-person household, and $31,920 and $124,880 for three-person household and up.
Applicants will pay between 30 to 80% of applicable area median income. Fifty of the units have been reserved for individuals and families who are homeless.
Applicants began applying Aug. 30, and a lottery process will be conducted to determine the selection process. Applications will be received online, in person and via mail.
To learn more, visit nationalcore.org/communities/Fairview-heights/ or linchousing.org/signature-properties/Fairview-heights