The nonprofit L.A. Family Housing has gained approval to build veterans affordable housing development in North Hills, according to Urbanize.LA.
Dubbed The Angel, the 54-apartment complex would rise at 8547-8549 N. Sepulveda Blvd., replacing a small commercial building currently standing there.
Founded in 1988 by an interfaith collective, L.A. Family Housing helps people transition out of homelessness and poverty by providing housing enriched with supportive services. The nonprofit filed its concept in June 2019 with the city of Los Angeles proposing a mix of low- and extremely low-income affordable housing units and on-site supportive services, plus parking for 20 vehicles.
Gonzalez Goodale Architects designed the contemporary low-rise complex, with amenities which will include a pair of courtyards, rear yard dog park and community garden, ground-floor community room, small rooftop deck and exercise room.
The new $28.2-million development already has partial funding via a $1.1-million Kaiser Permanente grant from its RxHome Fund, which assists in the underwriting of affordable housing projects. The development also has a $5.6 million funding commitment from the city thanks to Measure HHH.
The project is not the first East San Fernando Valley collaboration for L.A. Family Housing and Gonzalez Goodale. The two entities originally partnered on the Irmas Family Campus, a $52-million supportive housing facility located at 7843 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood.