LINC Housing has started construction of Springhaven, a 100-unit affordable housing community in Los Angeles’s Willowbrook neighbourhood.
The $52-million project is designed for low-income families and people who have experienced homelessness. The Los Angeles County donated the site at 1854 East 118th St.
The new complex will have 50 apartments for families and individuals who have been homeless. Additional units will serve families earning up to 60 percent of area median income. There will be 50 one-bedroom, 24 two-bedroom and 26 three-bedroom homes.
Community areas will include multi-purpose spaces to house a variety of resident programs as well as private meeting rooms for service providers and case managers. Additional amenities will include an exercise room, container garden program, computer lab, on-site laundry facilities, and secure long-term bicycle parking.
The complex incorporates building materials that are recycled, locally produced, and contain low VOCs. The building also has high-performance windows and building envelope, and both the HVAC and water heating systems are very high efficiency.
Other environmental features include low-flow plumbing fixtures, Energy Star appliances, landscape with drought-tolerant plants and smart irrigation controls. Springhaven will be registered with the U.S. Green Building Council and intends to pursue a LEED certification.