Meta Housing Breaks Ground on $38.6M Affordable Housing Community in East Los Angeles


Slated for completion in 2019, Whittier & Downey SE will bring 71 affordable apartments in a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom floorplans to East Los Angeles.

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles-based Meta Housing Corp. has broken ground on Whittier & Downey SE, an affordable housing community located at 4200-4224 Whittier Blvd in East Los Angeles.

Slated for completion in fall 2019, the property will feature 71 units in a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom floorplans. On-site amenities will include an outdoor barbecue area, edible container garden, large courtyard, community room, tot lot, bicycle storage, on-site laundry and a gym. Located adjacent to the Los Angeles Metro Line 18, the property will also feature 3,400 square feet of retail space.

As an affordable housing property, the project will reserve 35 of the 71 affordable units as permanent supportive housing.

Financing for the $38.6 million project is being provided by the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee, California Housing Finance Agency, Community Development Commission of the County of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Departments of Health Services and Mental Health, Brilliant Corners and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

The development is part of a two-phase project, with the second phase located at the northeast corner of Whittier Boulevard and Downey Road. The second phase is scheduled to begin construction in spring 2019.

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