Local leaders and community members joined Hollywood Community Housing Corporation (HCHC), Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles City Councilmember Mark Ridley-Thomas for the Gramercy Place Apartments Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.
The Gramercy Place Apartments, which opened to residents in May of 2021, provides 64 units of housing for seniors aged 55 and over. Of the 64 units, 32 are available to low-income seniors who are formally unhoused. Residents will have access to on-site case management, health and well-being management, vocational training and educational services throughout their tenancy.
This property is a great example of how the County and City of Los Angeles can work together to provide quality housing and support services to have a meaningful impact on housing some of our most vulnerable Angelenos, said Mayor Garcetti.
Councilmember Mark Ridley-Thomas added that “this project is a fulfillment of promise to some of our unhoused neighbors of providing a place that they can call home. This project is a testament of what Measure HHH funds can do to positively transform communities.”
HCHC’s mission is to transform communities by creating affordable housing that achieves design excellence and environmental sustainability, while at the same time respecting the history, culture, and architecture of the communities they serve. This property, which was designed by renowned architect Kevin Daly and is equipped with solar panels and rooftop vegetable gardens, is no different.
”The process for creating Gramercy Place Apartments was a wonderfully collaborative journey. Starting with the City identifying land they own that could become affordable housing, to members of the community opening their homes so we could discuss design ideas, to the United Neighborhoods Neighborhood Council (UNNC) ultimately providing their support. We are also grateful to local government where Mark Ridley-Thomas supported us when he was on the County Board of Supervisors, and continues to support the property and the residents as their new City Councilmember.”
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