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County Helps Break Ground On First Phase of Affordable Housing Development In Lancaster
By Sentinel News Service
Published June 22, 2017

 

Officials from the Community Development Commission of the County of Los Angeles (CDC) joined Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, and Abbey Road and Cloudbreak Communities, the Developers, to celebrate the groundbreaking of Antelope Valley Veterans and Families Imagine Village I (AV Imagine Village I), a three-story, 75-unit, multifamily affordable housing development that provides family housing for very low- and low-income households. AV Imagine Village I is the first part of a two-phase development.

The CDC is providing $2.7 million in Affordable Housing Trust Funds for acquisition and permanent financing. The Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles committed 17 Project-Based vouchers, and 33 Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing vouchers, to ensure the rent remains affordable for the site’s residents.

Imagine Village I will dedicate 33 units to homeless veterans or families with a homeless veteran, 17 units to homeless individuals and families, 14 units to frequent users of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services system, and 10 units for low-income families. Tenants will also enjoy an outdoor play yard, edible gardens, outdoor exercise area, and a gym.

Sean Rogan, CDC Executive Director said, “This project addresses the housing needs of a variety of populations. Once completed in 2018, veterans, low-income families, and persons with special needs will have a great place to call home, surrounded by a multitude of supportive services.”

AV Imagine Village I will be located within a one-mile radius of a pharmacy, grocery, bus stop, and elementary school. To support a healthy lifestyle, residents will live in close proximity to a medical clinic, the Antelope Valley Public Health Center, Bartz-Altadonna Community Health Center, and the Los Angeles County Departments of Public Social Services and Mental Health. AV Imagine Village I will be located adjacent to the Penny Lane Family Center, which will provide supportive services to residents.

Abbey Road is a non-profit organization founded in 2009 to acquire, develop, own, manage, and operate affordable housing for families supported by Penny Lane Centers, a California nonprofit corporation. Cloudbreak Communities is a family of mission driven Limited Liability Companies driven to provide affordable housing for veterans with special needs. They approach their development from the framework of collaboration, believing that all parties’ talents are maximized when empowered to operate within their expertise. The CDC and HACoLA are proud to partner with Abbey Road and Cloudbreak Communities to support its mission to “Build Better Lives and Better Neighborhoods.”

For more information on the development, please contact Maura M. Johnson, Abbey Road, at (818) 332-8208. All media may contact Elisa Vásquez, Public Information Officer for the CDC at (626) 586-1762.

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