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Long Beach — A place for everyone to call home

Grand opening ceremony photo

Long Beach is thriving. From new jobs and booming construction to important infrastructure improvements and new investment opportunities, the city is undoubtedly growing. And with this growth comes the need for ensuring economic inclusion and a broader range of housing types that serve the needs of all our residents. Working families, seniors, veterans, students, and individuals with disabilities all deserve a safe, comfortable, and affordable place to call home in our city.

Over the past several years, housing burdens have become increasingly urgent nationwide, particularly in California, where rising costs and limited supply are taking their toll on lower- and middle-income families alike. A 2017 report on rental rates found a housing vacancy rate of 4.6 percent and a 4.1 percent increase in median rents citywide.

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Former hospitals find new life as apartments and condos

Hollenbeck senior apartment building

When Juana Monroy moved into Hollenbeck Terrace in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles in 2015, she learned that the white, towering senior apartment building was once a busy hospital that had appeared in dozens of movies and television shows.

Then she heard the rumors that the old Linda Vista Community Hospital building was haunted. “I was a little scared,” said Monroy, 60.

But she hasn’t seen a ghost yet, and now she loves living in a building with such history. “It’s gorgeous,” she said.

Across the country, hospitals that have shut their doors are coming back to life in various ways: affordable senior housing in Los Angeles, luxurious multimillion-dollar condominiums in New York’s Greenwich Village, a historic hotel in Santa Fe, N.M.

This story originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times. Visit the site to read more of this story.

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AMCAL is Honored with 2017 PCBC Gold Nugget Award of Merit for its Pacific Pointe Apartments

Pacific Pointe exterior building view

AMCAL is pleased to announce that it has been honored with a PCBC Award of Merit Honoree for its Pacific Pointe Apartments in San Francisco. Grand Awards will be announced in each category and emerge from the Award of Merit Honorees at the PCBC Closing Ceremonies & Gold Nugget Awards Presentation on Thursday, June 29, 2017.

Pacific Pointe Apartments
San Francisco, California
Builder: Arash Baradaran, Project Executive,
Cahill Contractors
Developer: AMCAL Multi-Housing, Inc.
Architect: David Baker Architects
Photographer: Bruce Damonte