56-Unit Affordable Housing Project to be Delivered to Los Angeles by End of 2021

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By Catherine Sweeney

Los Angeles residents will soon have access to additional affordable housing options with the soon-to-be delivered Dahlia Apartments. A proposal for the 56-unit housing project was initially submitted to the City by affordable housing developer Affirmed Housing in 2019, and is expected to open this winter. 

Located at 12003 S. Main Street, Dahlia Apartments will offer supportive housing to formerly homeless individuals earning less than 30 percent of the city’s median income. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s most recent data in 2019, the median household income for Los Angeles residents is $68,044. 

In total, the property will reach five stories and include 12 one-bedroom units, one two-bedroom unit, and 43 studios. The property will also offer a number of accessible units for those living with disabilities. 

Pricing on the apartment complex has not been announced, but the average monthly rental rate in Los Angeles is $2,518, according to RentCafe. 

The property will also include various onsite support services, such as a property management office, case manager’s offices, and access to care provided by Homelessness Health Care Los Angeles, a local nonprofit organization. In addition, the building will have a variety of onsite amenities, including a laundry room, community room, kitchen and computer room. 

“We furnish all supportive housing apartments so residents have a bed, nightstand, desk, and space to store clothing. We work with local partners, on-site service providers, and other donors to ensure each apartment also comes furnished with basic necessities such as pots, pans, silverware, dishware, towels and bedsheets so that each resident moves into an apartment that feels like home,” Affirmed Housing states on its website. 

The contemporary-style building will also feature a landscaped terrace on the fourth floor and an outdoor patio.

The property is located south of Downtown Los Angeles near the junction of Interstates 105 and 110. The area is home to many single family developments, with neighboring communities including Athens, Willowbrook, Rosewood and Rancho Dominguez. 

Funding for the project comes from previously approved multifamily revenue bonds from the City totaling $48.8 million. Bonds were used for the development of three affordable housing projects throughout South Los Angeles, with approximately $16.8 million being allocated to the Dahlia Apartments.  

The project’s developer, Affirmed Housing, builds supportive housing through work with the City as well as local stakeholders. To date, the company has secured more than 251 million for supportive housing projects. As well as the Main Street development, the company is also completing work on Asante, a 55-unit supportive housing project, at 1101 S. Broadway, and Westhaven, a 57-unit project at 11609 Western Avenue. 

Affirmed Housing did not respond in time to comment on this story.