On Friday, August 25, the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) announced an award of $35,758,748 to the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) from the Infill Infrastructure Grant Program – Catalytic Qualifying Infill Area (IIGC).
The objective of the IIGC program is to promote infill housing development by providing financial assistance for Capital Improvement Projects that are an integral part of, or necessary to facilitate, the development of affordable and mixed income housing.
Recognizing the opportunity to bring key funding to large, catalytic, deeply affordable housing projects in the City of Los Angeles, HACLA led an application for five multi-family rental projects and two homeownership opportunities spanning the geography of the City.
These projects represent partnerships between HACLA and nine private developers to build 665 new units of housing over the next few years; 75 homeownership and 590 rental units. The majority of the units will serve households at or below 50% AMI with the balance serving low to moderate income households.
HACLA’s awarded assistance will provide funding for:
- Crenshaw Crossing: A partnership to produce 410 units of affordable housing along the Crenshaw Corridor in a two-phased mixed-use development on properties owned by Metro and the County of Los Angeles.
- Alveare Family: Part of a three-phased development for affordable senior, permanent supportive housing and family housing on State-owned property in Downtown Los Angeles, this particular project will produce 105 new units of housing.
- Rose Hill Courts Phase IIA: The second of a three-phased redevelopment of a public housing site in the Rose Hill community of East Los Angeles, Phase IIA, will provide 48 units of affordable family housing.
- 327 N. Harbor Blvd: The initial phase that will unlock the redevelopment of a 20-acre public housing site in San Pedro, called Rancho San Pedro, this 47-unit affordable housing project will provide deeply affordable family housing.
- Jordan Downs H3B & S4: Represent two projects in the larger Jordan Downs public housing redevelopment project that will combined provide 214 new units of housing in the Watts community.
- Jordan Downs (homeownership program). The last two projects in this catalytic group of developments are focused on developing 75 units of new homeownership housing in Watts. This represents the largest investment in homeownership in the Watts community in decades and will help ensure these ownership opportunities are available to residents of the community.
“HACLA is thrilled to continue our partnership with the State of California to deliver transformational affordable housing to the residents of the City of Los Angeles through the Infill Infrastructure Grant program,” said HACLA President and CEO Doug Guthrie.
“The Catalytic Qualifying Infill Area designation represents a quantum leap forward and generates tremendous economies of scale by allowing multiple critical projects to move forward under a single funding award.”
“I want to again thank our state partners for committing much needed resources to the City of Los Angeles to bring more than 650 new units of affordable housing to communities, as well as an unprecedented commitment to increasing homeownership in the Watts community,” said Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass.
“This funding award reflects what can be possible when our State and City governments are working together, towards shared goals of increasing homeownership and urgently confronting the homelessness crisis. When we lock arms, we can achieve real results.”