California Community

Las Brisas Family Apts, Los Angeles

Las Brisas is located on a 51,000-s.f. parcel in south Los Angeles. The community includes 66 affordable family apartments in two 4-story buildings designed around a courtyard. Construction is Type V wood built over a Type I concrete subterranean parking garage.

The housing has street-front entry, increasing pedestrian activity on the sidewalk and creating a friendly and safe environment. Amenities include a clubhouse, tot lot and open space that replaces a vacated alley. Parks and schools are nearby.

South Los Angeles is undergoing significant revitalization, and Las Brisas replaces obsolete commercial buildings and their old surface parking lots.

Financing is via a $8,848,000 allocation of 9% Low-Income Housing Tax Credit equity in 2004. Occupancy began in 2006.

100% affordable:
7 units – 30% AMI
7 units – 40% AMI
33 units – 50% AMI
18 units – 60% AMI

Year Built

2006

Type

Family

No. Units

66

Total Cost

$14,130,000

Developer

AMCAL Multi-Housing

Contractor

AMCAL General Contractors

Architect

Van Tilburg, Banvard and Soderbergh

Financing

Equity

$6,355,000
SunAmerica Affordable Housing Partners

Construction

$3,150,000
California Bank &Trust

Permanent

$3,160,000
California Community Reinvestment Corp.

Agency

$2,950,000
L.A. Housing Dept

Non-Profit

Las Palmas Foundation