Linc Housing and National CORE are scheduled to complete 456 West in early 2023, bringing affordable homes and a health clinic to the San Pedro community of Los Angeles.
Linc Housing and National CORE are scheduled to complete 456 West in early 2023, bringing affordable homes and a health clinic to the San Pedro community of Los Angeles.

Nonprofit developers Linc Housing and National Community Renaissance (National CORE) are partnering to build an affordable housing development with a ground-floor health clinic in the San Pedro community of Los Angeles.

The new complex, 456 West, will be home to families and individuals earning between 30% and 80% of the area median income. The health clinic, in partnership with Harbor Community Health Centers, will provide primary care, behavioral health, and pharmacy services.

The property is the third project to be developed jointly by the longtime housing providers, with more in the pipeline. In addition to 456 West, the nonprofits have an aggregate of 1,216 affordable and supportive homes in construction.

“Affordable housing should be within reach to every Angeleno—especially those who have suffered most directly from generations of disinvestment, neglect, and poor urban planning,” said Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti in a statement. “This project shows us what progress to defeat this crisis looks like, and it will serve as a model for countless developments to come in this neighborhood and others throughout our region.”

The new six-story building will have five studio, 27 one-, 35 two-, and 23 three-bedroom apartments, as well as one two-bedroom manager’s unit. The building also will have a community room with computer and kitchen areas, a gym, and bike storage. Outdoor community spaces will include play areas, a picnic terrace, and a community lawn. 456 West will be an electric-only building, resulting in lower carbon emissions, lower air pollution, and increased resiliency.

“Building housing for people at all levels of income is the best way to ensure strong, stable communities,” said Suny Lay Chang, Linc Housing president and chief operating officer. “456 West will add even more vibrancy to this dynamic, walkable neighborhood by adding 91 new families who will be supporting San Pedro’s downtown businesses.”

The Hope through Housing Foundation will provide on-site social services to help elevate the health, well-being, and self-sufficiency of residents. A service coordinator, in conjunction with local community partners, will arrange an array of programs addressing resident health, parenting skills, employment, money management, exercise and nutrition, and youth development.

“National CORE is so proud to be part of a development that encompasses the vision set by the city and its aspirations for the future in the areas of housing, mobility, and infrastructure,” said National CORE president and CEO Steve PonTell. “This beautiful community will offer opportunities and resources to the residents and the community at large.”

The land for the $50.4 million community was donated by the city of Los Angeles. Other funding sources include HOME funds managed by the Housing + Community Investment Department of the City of Los Angeles, low-income housing tax credit equity from Raymond James Tax Credit Funds, a construction loan by Bank of America, and a permanent loan by the California Community Reinvestment Corp.

RRM Design Group designed 456 West, and National CORE is the general contractor.