The La Prensa Libre Apartments will be a 4-story 105-unit 100% affordable development at the corner of Washington Boulevard and Los Angeles Street, adjacent to the Santee Education Complex. Construction will take place over a two-year period from fall 2020 through fall 2022.
AMCAL Multi-Housing Inc. is developing the building in partnership with Coalition for Responsible Community Development (CRCD), a local community-based nonprofit that specializes in youth development programs, workforce and economic development, affordable housing development, and housing and supportive services.
Of the 105 units, there will be 41 one-bedroom units, 34 two-bedroom units, and 28 three-bedroom units for rent to households earning up to 60% of Area Median Income (AMI), $67,560 for a family of four, plus an additional 2 two-bedroom units set-aside for on-site managers. The development will include 25 units set aside for transition age youth between the ages of 18-24 earning up to 30% of AMI, which will have project-based vouchers from the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) and intensive case management services from CRCD. CRCD will also operate a worksource development center and café on the ground floor that will be open to the public and serve the local community.
Property type: Affordable
Year Anticipated Completion: 2022
No. Units: 105
Developer: AMCAL Multi-Housing Inc.
Architect: VTBS Architects
La Prensa Libre Apartments