City Celebrates Opening of Affordable Apartment Complex in South L.A.

KFI AM 640 | 11/8/2019 | City News Service
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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Residents and Los Angeles city leaders today celebrated the grand opening of Rolland Curtis Gardens, a 140-unit affordable housing and mixed-use complex in South Los Angeles.

The complex is 100 feet from the Expo Line Vermont Station at the University of Southern California and includes an on-site community health clinic and a forthcoming local market.

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``If we want to build a city where everyone can afford the rent, access public transit and connect to jobs and opportunity, we have to invest in developments like Rolland Curtis Gardens,'' Mayor Eric Garcetti said. ``An affordable home can unlock possibility and prosperity for every Angeleno, and today's opening is a sign of progress in our work to build a more livable, prosperous city.''

Nonprofit developer Abode Communities and land steward T.R.U.S.T. South LA transformed the site that originally held 48 apartments that were in disrepair, which prevented a mass eviction of low-income residents who faced gentrification pressures of student housing and new transit construction, according to a statement from Abode.

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``Too many residents in the Eighth District are burdened by rental costs. I am committed to providing affordable housing for residents across South Los Angeles, and these homes are an example of the types of developments families in South Los Angeles need,'' Los Angeles City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson, who represents the district where Rolland Curtis...
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