Addressing Homelessness: City moves forward with plan to build affordable housing on three city-owned sites

March 21, 2024 11:18 AM

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Mar. 21, 2024) — The City Council Tuesday approved moving forward with an agreement with Hollywood Community Housing Corporation to add to the city’s supply of affordable and permanent supportive housing.

The proposed projects, which ultimately will come back for final approval by the City Council, include approximately 130 units on three city-owned properties at 1217 Euclid Street, 1211-1217 14th Street and 1146 16th Street, in line with the city’s approved Housing Element.

Once built, the projects would serve individuals and families making anywhere from 30 to 80 percent of the Area Median Income, as well as people experiencing homelessness. Bringing these new projects online advances the city’s key strategic priorities of Addressing Homelessness and Justice, Equity & Diversity.

The Euclid St. site will include permanent supportive housing for formerly homeless individuals, with The People Concern as the lead supportive service provider. The People Concern will provide wrap around supportive services including mental health services, crisis intervention, individual therapy, rehabilitation and therapeutic groups, substance abuse services, life skills education, medication management, benefits assistance and connections to outside services as needed.

"An important part of Santa Monica’s Housing Element is our commitment to dedicate several city-owned properties to advance much-needed affordable housing production,” Mayor Phil Brock said. “I am glad to see these projects moving forward as part of our city’s strategic effort to address homelessness and continue to build a community where all have the ability to live and thrive.”

Hollywood Community Housing Corporation was selected through a competitive bidding process based on experience and other criteria.

Next steps include a community engagement process to allow for input on the design and development plan. A refined proposal incorporating community feedback is expected to return to council for final consideration and approval in 2025.

For more information, see the staff report, and watch the council meeting here.

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