Emerson is home to formerly homeless veterans in Los Angeles.
Courtesy Affirmed Housing Emerson is home to formerly homeless veterans in Los Angeles.

Affirmed Housing has opened Emerson, a supportive housing community for formerly homeless veterans in Los Angeles.

The $23 million development was partially funded by Los Angeles’ Proposition HHH, a voter-approved measure to subsidize supportive housing. Emerson is the second Affirmed Housing development to leverage Prop HHH funds.

The new five-story community offers 38 rental apartments plus one manager’s unit. Resident amenities include a community room with a full kitchen, a computer room, a laundry room, and dedicated bike parking. A rooftop terrace measuring over 2,100 square feet offers landscaping, fruit trees, furnishings, and views of Hollywood. Centrally located near Highway101, Emerson is within walking distance of a bus stop, Ararat Park, a pharmacy, a coffee shop, and restaurants.

As a supportive housing project, the development provides on-site services by Homeless Health Care Los Angeles.

Other financing partners include the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee, California Debt Limit Allocation Committee, WNC, and Banner Bank. In addition, the Department of Health Services of Los Angeles is providing operating subsidies, and the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles is providing rental subsidies. Development partners include AC Martin, Eminent Resources, Fuscoe Engineering, Walton Construction, and Las Palmas Foundation. Property management is provided by Solari Enterprises.

Headquartered in San Diego, Affirmed Housing has financed more than $2 billion in affordable and supportive development, with 5,000 units developed or under development in 64 communities.