East LA Community Corporation Celebrates Start Of Construction For Whittier Place Apartments
Moen Incorporated, community leaders and partners lend support at groundbreaking event
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Moen Incorporated, the #1 faucet brand in North America (www.moen.com) will be among many prominent community leaders and supporters attending the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Whittier Place Apartments on Monday, December 8th at 1:00 pm hosted by the East LA Community Corporation (www.elacc.org), a prominent non-profit community service and advocacy organization dedicated to serving the needs of families and other residents of East Los Angeles.
Under its program dedicated to supporting affordable housing, Alcanzando Suenos con Moen (“Achieving Dreams with Moen”), the company is donating state-of-the-art and water-saving kitchen and bathroom fixtures for 25 units of the Whittier Place Apartments, located at 4125 Whittier Boulevard in unincorporated East Los Angeles, being developed by ELACC in partnership with the Los Angeles House of Ruth organization and others to provide single-parent families and others who have been or are at risk of being homeless. Veterans and their families who meet the funding restrictions for occupancy are encouraged to apply. Moen’s donation will help defray some of the costs so that additional funds can be used to support services for the program.
Also in attendance will include ELACC’s general contractors Walton Construction, architectural firm Gonzalez Goodale and County District 1 Supervisor Hilda Solis, among others.
Finance partners for the Whittier Place Apartments project include JP Morgan Chase, Enterprise Community Partners, the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee, First 5 Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Community Development Commission and the Corporation for Supportive Housing.
Founded in 1995, ELACC is a well-established 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that provides affordable housing, community services, community organizing, and wealth building services to over 2,000 residents. ELACC’s track record includes leveraging over $135 million of investment to the Eastside and housing over 1,000 residents in safe, habitable, and affordable housing throughout East Los Angeles.
The Alcanzando Suenos con Moen program was launched by Moen Incorporated in 2007 in partnership with the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation, a major nonprofit builder of affordable homes in Chicago. Through the program, Moen contributes several hundred thousand dollars worth of products annually to affordable housing projects serving predominantly Hispanic communities around the country, including major markets such as Florida, CA., New York, Arizona, and Texas.