AMCAL Multi-Housing is nearing completion on a 102-unit mixed-use affordable housing community in Long Beach, California.
Located near the Blue Line stop on Pacific Coast Highway, Las Ventanas features one-, two-, and three-bedroom units affordable to residents earning between 20% and 80% of the area median income. Los Angeles County’s Homes for Health program has reserved apartments for 15 special-needs homeless households.
The community’s transit-accessible location and infrastructure improvements provide residents access to nearby public transportation, parks, markets, education institutions, and retail.
“Las Ventanas’ high-quality look and design will contribute to improving the neighborhood and provide much-needed affordable family housing to the community,” said Percival Vaz, CEO of AMCAL. “We are excited to unveil Las Ventanas with its many environmentally sustainable features and look forward to its positive contribution to the Long Beach community.”
Designed by WHA, the community is striving for LEED Platinum certification for its strong environmental qualities, including installing high-efficiency fixtures and Energy Star appliances as well as using low-VOC paints and flooring. In addition, AMCAL diverted 75% of the construction waste from landfills and has dedicated 5% of the total parking area to low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles.
Funding sources for the approximately $48.9 million development include the city of Long Beach, the state Department of Housing and Community Development, California Housing Finance Agency, Hudson Housing Capital, and Union Bank.