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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 110121
City of Long Beach Celebrates Groundbreaking of New Affordable Housing Community
Eighty-eight-unit development and health and wellness center to come to Cambodia Town
Rick de la Torre
Community Information Officer
Development Services Department


Long Beach, CA - Today, the City of Long Beach celebrated the groundbreaking of a new affordable housing development and a community health and wellness center along the Anaheim Street corridor in the Cambodia Town community, in partnership with The Long Beach Community Investment Company (LBCIC), the Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach (HACLB)BRIDGE Housing and TCC Family Health.

“Building and maintaining quality, affordable housing options in Long Beach continues to be of top priority,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “The Anaheim & Walnut development will provide 88 affordable units and is another great project that will provide modern, sustainable housing and services to enhance the quality of life of residents and older adults who need it most.”

The afternoon event, attended by Mayor Garcia, Councilwoman Suely Saro, City staff, state and federal leaders and representatives from partnering agencies, included a ceremonial groundbreaking for the five-story, mixed-use complex to be located at 1500 E. Anaheim St. The development will feature 88 affordable rental units for low and extremely low-income households earning 30% to 60% of area median income (AMI), with 20 units reserved for older adults previously experiencing homelessness.

The project will consist of a range of one- to three-bedroom apartments, several resident amenities, an expansive roof deck, commercial offices and a health clinic and wellness center operated by TCC Family Health. The modern building design will incorporate several sustainable features for enhanced energy efficiency.

 “This development will be a welcome addition to the community, activating a vacant site with much-needed affordable housing and bringing more energy and vitality to the neighborhood,” said Councilwoman Suely Saro.

In June 2019, The LBCIC approved a $3.6 million loan to provide gap financing for the $57.7 million residential project. The community health and wellness center is being made possible in part by $1 million in State funding contributed by Senator Lena Gonzalez.

“The LBCIC is committed to investing our resources into developments that fill the vital need for additional affordable housing in the city,” said The LBCIC Chair Patrice Wong. “This project will enhance the strong network of neighborhoods that promote a thriving Long Beach.”

Anaheim & Walnut is one of several new affordable housing developments currently underway in Long Beach and is expected for completion by the end of 2023. In July, the City celebrated the grand opening of The Spark at Midtown, a new, 95-unit supportive and affordable housing community on Long Beach Boulevard.  

Founded in 1983, BRIDGE Housing is an award-winning non-profit housing developer that has built more than 17,000 units along the west coast. TCC Family Health was founded in 1939 and is guided by its mission to provide innovative, integrated, quality health care particularly to low income families and those who are at risk for health concerns.

“We're honored to partner with TCC Family Health and the Long Beach community on this exciting development,” said Executive Vice President of BRIDGE Housing Kim McKay. “The co-location of health and wellness services with affordable homes for families and seniors formerly experiencing homeless is a winning combination that will bring long-term benefits to the neighborhood.”

“We are so thankful to be partnering with BRIDGE Housing and this vibrant community to bring not only health, wellness and healing programs, but also much-needed quality, affordable and supportive housing,” CEO of TCC Family Health Dr. Elisa Nicholas. “We look forward to seeing this exciting endeavor come to fruition.”

For more information on the City’s affordable housing efforts, visit the Long Beach Development Services webpage

About the City of Long Beach
Home to approximately 470,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. As a full-service charter city, Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly-rated school district, Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach, as well as many award-winning City departments such as Health and Human Services; Parks, Recreation and Marine; Development Services; Public Works and more. The City also has a highly respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, 12 libraries, five golf courses, 169 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths and a Bike Share program.

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About Long Beach Development Services
Serving residents, businesses, and the community at large, the Long Beach Development Services Department sets a standard for high-quality, innovative urban planning and livability efforts that create more progressive and sustainable communities in the City. The Department, in its pursuit of the City’s goals to eliminate blight, create economic opportunities, provide affordable housing, and revitalize neighborhoods, works closely with The Long Beach Community Investment Company (The LBCIC), the City’s nonprofit affiliate. The LBCIC advises the City Council regarding delivery of housing and neighborhood revitalization services, use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, and ongoing administration of the City's affordable housing funds. For more information, visit