SagePointe, a 56-unit permanent supportive housing project in Los Angeles, that will provide accommodation for people aged 55 years and above in the city, has broken grounds.
The project will be developed on a barren site at 11435 N. Eubank Boulevard in the Wilmington neighborhood. It will be a contemporary low-rise development with a three-story structure containing one-bedroom units, save for a two-bedroom manager’s apartment.
A community room, onsite laundry, and meeting & office space to support case management and supportive services, will be some of the features of the SagePointe, in addition to an outdoor park-like area that will have a covered courtyard, benches, tables, and chairs, providing spaces for residents to gather. According to plans, there will also be parking for 19 cars in an adjacent surface lot.
Green building features
In quest for a GreenPoint Rated certification, SagePointe will also have green building features such as low-flow plumbing fixtures, native drought-tolerant plants, Energy Star appliances, and low-emitting flooring and finishes.
A greywater system that will connect the central laundry facility to the landscape system will also be developed on-site. This will reportedly reduce water usage by 33% annually and save approximately 51,181 gallons of water a year.
SagePointe’s energy efficiency will be at least 7% or better than the requirements of the California building code.
SagePointe permanent supportive housing project team
The project is developed by Linc Housing, one of California’s most productive nonprofit developers of affordable and supportive housing. D33 Design & Planning Inc. is the architect while Walton Construction Inc. is the general contractor.
Funding for the development comes from a variety of sources including construction and permanent loans from MUFG Union Bank N.A., US$ 10.9M in HHH Funds from the City of Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD), US$ 1.8M from the Los Angeles County Development Authority (County General Funds), and tax credit equity from RBC Community Investments.
Supporting SagePointe residents
With funding support from Measure H and the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services’ Housing for Health division, SagePointe residents will receive intensive case management to support them and ensure they thrive.
Supportive services will include mental and physical health services, employment counseling and job placement, education, substance use counseling, money management, assistance in obtaining and maintaining benefits, and referrals to community-based services and resources.
The development is set to be completed in mid-2023. All residents will be referred by the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services through the Coordinated Entry System (CES).