City Celebrates the Grand Opening of New Senior Housing Facility
2015-09-14 · By Editor
The City of Long Beach celebrated, Thursday, the grand opening of “Long Beach and 21st Apartments,” a 41-unit rental complex that will provide affordable, quality housing for low-income seniors. Together with Meta Housing Corporation and other community partners, the City is proud to open the doors to this warm and contemporary senior living community.
“This development is a tremendous example of the collaborative spirit of Long Beach,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “Meta Housing has worked closely with the City and other partners to ensure that seniors have access to high-quality, affordable housing along with supportive services that will help them live healthy, productive lives.”
The four-story development is located at 2114 Long Beach Boulevard, near 21st Street, along one of Long Beach’s most visible boulevards and significant transportation corridors.
“As a senior community member, I know how important the Long Beach and 21st Apartments are to Long Beach,” said Councilmember Dee Andrews. “They strengthen our community by creating a space for seniors to enjoy active and engaged lives, and also uplifting a neighborhood that is making great strides in redefining itself.”
The apartment complex features one- and two-bedroom units, and boasts amenities meant to support engagement and a strong sense of community among residents, including a community room and kitchen, computer room, outdoor seating, a library, and an on-site laundry facility. The development is also certified silver under LEED – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.
“Meta Housing appreciates the work of the City and the Mayor in investing in projects serving vulnerable groups, like seniors and those who are homeless. We know that Long Beach is committed to expanding the number of quality, affordable units in the City,” said Chris Maffris, Senior Vice President of Meta Housing Corporation.
The Health Department’s Housing Authority provided vouchers for housing assistance to 15 eligible families over the next 15 years. Additionally, the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health will provide long-term rental assistance for six units, and People Assisting the Homeless (PATH) will provide support services to prevent future housing instability.
The development was made possible with funding and support from Bank of America, the Long Beach Department of Health & Human Services, the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee, California Housing Finance Agency Mental Health Services Act, Federal Home Loan Bank Affordable Housing Program, and PATH Ventures.