Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Formerly Homeless Residents Celebrate Refurbished, Affordable Living
By Staff Report
Published April 5, 2018

The Wilshire Towers is a 283-unit, senior housing apartment community with project-based Section 8 rent subsidies, located in the Koreatown. Photos Courtesy of Thomas Safran & Associates

In a city where thousands of hopeful residents sit on lengthy waiting lists for affordable senior housing, Wilshire Towers’ affordability has been extended for another 55 years.

On Thursday, March 22, residents of the newly refurbished Wilshire Towers, city officials including Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and City Council President Herb Wesson and more joined Thomas Safran & Associates to celebrate the grand re-opening event.

City Council President Herb Wesson attended the re-opening of The Wilshire Towers
Courtesy Photo

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas greets attendees Courtesy Photo

The Wilshire Towers is a 283-unit, senior housing apartment community with project-based Section 8 rent subsidies, located in the Koreatown, close to downtown Los Angeles, and near public transportation including the Metro purple line. Consisting of studios and one-bedrooms, the building was acquired by Thomas Safran & Associates and Housing Corporation of America in March 2015 and has since undergone an extensive $36 million renovation that includes a complete seismic retrofit, a new fire alarm and sprinkler system, new windows, elevators and laundry facilities, a state of the art exercise room, screening room and a renovated outdoor courtyard with lush landscaping.

The Wilshire Towers will provide high-quality, affordable housing for lower-income families. Photos Courtesy of Thomas Safran & Associates

The remodeled community room features a full kitchen with brand new appliances, a large screen television, computer lab and pool table while all residential units have new paint, cabinets, lighting, flooring, appliances, heating and air conditioning, and upgraded bathrooms and kitchens, providing high-quality, affordable housing for lower-income families.

The Wilshire Towers are located at 616 South Normandie Ave., (Koreatown, near the intersection of Wilshire and Normandie) in Los Angeles, CA 90005.

Thomas Safran & Associates, a leader in the development of elegant and affordable housing for seniors, has built over 6,000 units of rental housing in California, and has been dedicated for more than 42 years to enhancing the world in which we live and enriching the lives of its residents, by creating much-needed affordable housing for low-income seniors in LA County.

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