New building on Beach Ave. in Inglewood. (Courtesy photo)

On April 25, the City of Inglewood welcomed Beach Terrace, a brand new 42-unit affordable housing building on Beach Ave in Inglewood. Thomas Safran and Associates, lead developer in affordable housing hosted an open house for community members to view the new building.

The property opened earlier this year and is a community for families, U.S. Veterans, and seniors. Marking TSA’s seventh project in Inglewood, Beach Terrace offers one, two, and three-bedroom units with modern amenities, including a full kitchen, air-conditioning, window blinds, and vinyl flooring. The property features resident gardens surrounded by lush landscaping and walkable green space, an outdoor barbecue area, a play structure, laundry facilities, and a fitness center, along with a community room with a full kitchen and seating areas, a computer lab, library, piano, ping pong table, and television lounge. This vibrant community provides all residents access to onsite management and support.

Brigette Grim, a resident of Beach Terrace, talked about her process of getting into this building and her love for her new home.

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“I applied in August and I moved in here in July, I love it here because I can get up and down the stairs, my leg is bad and my old place it was hard to get up and down the stairs, the bathroom is big so I can use my walker. I just love it, I can go outside on the balcony, it’s quiet and peaceful,” she said.

For many residents, the building has been a place of solace. For Tyrah Bufford and her family, Beach Terrace has changed their lives after their last living situation.

“My kids have seen a lot. We were living in a drug infested environment and living here shows my kids a better way of life,” explained Bufford.

“I prayed for this place. The waiting period was a journey, but this place has changed our lives. My son says it’s like ‘waking up in a five-star hotel.’  We can use the amenities any time – they don’t lock it up,” she insisted.

Resident Brigette Grim in her new home. (Courtesy photo)

“We can use the gym, the community room, they can go to the playground, it is just a safe environment for them.  My husband passed away and the financial burden was a lot. I felt like I was drowning most of the time, and now I am able to breathe. I don’t have to worry financially if I’m going to have the rent or struggle and I am just so thankful,” Bufford said.

“The City of Inglewood is pleased to work once again with Thomas Safran & Associates to help steadily improve affordable housing availability in the City of Inglewood,” said Inglewood Mayor James Butts.

“When developers, cities, and lenders come together like this, it’s a win-win for everyone, especially veterans and families that are an integral part of our community.”

For over 40 years, Thomas Safran & Associates has developed over 6,000 units of luxury, affordable, and mixed-use rental housing in Southern California.

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