Meta Housing Corp. has completed a 33-unit, transit-oriented, affordable property in Los Angeles. Metro @ Western was developed in partnership with Western Community Housing Inc. and will provide housing for homeless veterans and their families. Last June, the joint venture broke ground on Main Street Plaza Apartments, a 65-unit affordable community in Roseville, Calif.
Located at 3671 S. Western Ave., the four-story building is close to the Western Stop of the Metro Expo Line and within walking distance of several public schools, retailers and restaurants, as well as a medical clinic, a pharmacy and a grocery store. The $20.1 million development comprises one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments with common-are amenities such as outdoor lounge areas, a community room with kitchen and a play structure. The LEED Gold asset features Graywater treatment and reuse system, energy star-labeled appliances and electric vehicle charging stations.
Support for affordability
The community offers supportive services and Project-Based Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (PBVASH) vouchers for 14 units that target veterans experiencing varying levels of homelessness. The units are affordable for households earning between 30-50 percent of the area medium income.
Meta and Western Community Housing partnered with a number of public entities among which the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Los Angeles County Development Authority, the state of California, the County of Los Angeles and City of Los Angeles to complete the project. The development also has the full support of the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, while The John Stewart Co. will provide property management services.