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ADVISORY for Thursday, April 5
The East LA Community Corporation (ELACC) will celebrate the Grand Opening of its Kern Villa Apartments. As a Section 8 Project-based property, the acquisition and $6.6 million rehabilitation of Kern Villa has ensured that all of the units remain accessible, of the highest quality and, most importantly, affordable to low-income tenants. In a city faced with one of the worst affordable housing crisis in the nation, ELACC has a vision for responsible and inclusive development throughout the city and has built over 364 units of affordable housing, including single-family homes for purchase as well as multi-family rental.
Kern Villa includes 49 fully remodeled units, over half of which are fully accessible for the disabled. It features a large courtyard, a children’s play area with brand new equipment, a newly remodeled community room and laundry room. All Kern Villa tenants also have access to other ELACC services, including wellness, first-time homebuyer and financial literacy programs, as well as theater workshops for the youth of Kern Villa, all currently being offered in the community room. As part of ELACC’s community-driven process, residents participate in monthly meetings where they identify and prioritize the needs of the Kern Villa community and help design management policies and procedures.
Kern Villa Apartments
202 N. Kern Avenue (Between 1st St. and Cesar Chavez Ave. street parking available)
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, April 5, 2007, 10:30 a.m.
U.S. Congressmember Hilda Solis
Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina
Roberto Barragan, ELACC Board President
Maria Cabildo, ELACC Executive Director
Kern Villa Tenants
Tours of apartments and tenant interviews are available. The program will feature a theatrical presentation by middle school children who live at Kern Villa.