Long Beach moves ahead with 88-unit affordable housing complex in Cambodia TownRelease Date: 2019-08-13
By Hayley Munguia
More affordable housing is on its way to Long Beach.
The City Council voted unanimously during its Tuesday, Aug. 13 meeting to approve a five-story, 88-unit affordable housing complex in Cambodia Town, at the intersection of East Anaheim Street and Walnut Avenue.
“You’re doing exactly what we need,” Mayor Robert Garcia told the developers Tuesday. “This community does need housing that is affordable and accessible, particularly to people that are vulnerable and that are struggling across our city.”
The project, proposed by the San Francisco nonprofit BRIDGE Housing, will include 34 units for low-income people, 13 units for those with very low incomes, 20 units for folks with extremely low incomes, and another 20 units for people who have been homeless. One unit will be reserved for a manager.
Sixty-seven of the affordable units will be reserved for families, while 20 will be available for people with special needs.
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