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Los Angeles affordable housing community has grand opening

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Los Angeles affordable housing community has grand opening

Mariposa Lily, a new Art Deco-inspired affordable housing community, features 41 units of supportive housing.


By Quinn Purcell, Managing Editor | November 3, 2023
Mariposa Lily, Los Angeles, Calif. affordable housing exterior
New affordable housing community Mariposa Lily, Los Angeles, Calif. Photo courtesy HED

Yesterday, the grand opening took place for Mariposa Lily, a new Art Deco-inspired affordable housing project in the Pico Union district of Los Angeles, Calif. The supportive housing community comprises 41 total units, including five for those with mobility disabilities and two units that support hearing/vision disabilities.

The resident services team at WHCHC will offer complimentary on-site supportive services to all residents. They will also collaborate with third-party specialized service providers to assist the previously homeless tenants.

Features of the Mariposa Lily affordable housing community

The buildingā€”sitting on a previously vacant 11,807-sf lotā€”consists of a variety of rental apartments, including studios and one-, two-, and three-bedroom units. Additionally, 50% of these units will be dedicated to providing permanent supportive housing for homeless households.

affordable housing interior

Affordable housing project complete in Los Angeles
Photos courtesy HED

According to the project team, some key elements of the community include:

  • An art deco exterior that pays homage to the early 20th century when this architectural style was a prominent and forward-thinking notion in LA
  • Seven floors that allow for greater density of housing units
  • Muted exterior colors that compliment the surrounding mixed-income neighborhood
  • Fitness center, laundry room, and a rooftop terrace with garden space
  • Community rooms and spaces that provide counselingā€”with community support of the project by members of the surrounding neighborhood
  • LEED Gold certification, showing commitment to California's greenhouse gas reduction goals

On the Building Team
Owner/Developer: West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation
Architect: HED
GC: United Building Company

Photos of people in affordable housing community in Los Angeles

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