BUILDING AFFORDABLE HOUSING WITH THE ENVIRONMENT IN MIND
Construction has begun on a 99 affordable LEED Certified rental housing project at the northwest corner of Atlantic and Carlin Avenue. The development is proposed to have two and three-bedroom units in clustered three-story apartment buildings on 3.75 acres.ˇ The development would include a community center, day care or head start program, two play structures, computer room and will utilize sustainable building methods to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified Silver standard. The LEED Green Building Rating System? encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through the creation and implementation of universally understood and accepted tools and performance criteria.
HOUSING IS ELIMINATING EMPTY HOMES
Empty homes can be a magnet for illicit activities. The Housing Division has initiated a program utilizing a private non-profit developer to acquire vacant homes, renovate the homes and re-sell the homes to Lynwood residents at an affordable price. The City has purchased 5525 Clark, 3076 Redwood, 3686 Virginia and 12986 Hansa Court for this purpose and has re-sold the homes at an affordable price.
Recently completed, the ten units of affordable LEED certified homes at 4237 Imperial Highway, was a joint project between the City of Lynwood and the non-profit housing development organization, Habitat for Humanity. Following an extensive application process, eligible first-time home buyers were provided interest free loans, to purchases the 3 bedroom/ 2 bath units.
In an effort to address affordable housing needs and improve the housing stock in the community Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles in partnership with the Lynwood Redevelopment Agency was successful in acquiring over ten million dollars to acquire, rehabilitate and resell at least 30 homes in Lynwood. After the homes are fixed and improved, Habitat will sell the homes to low income families at affordable prices. Call Habitat at 310-323-HOME for more details.
NEW AFFORDABLE HOMES!
Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) 1
Click HERE for more information on NSP1.
City of Lynwood Affordable Housing Database (AB987).