Meta Housing in partnership with The People Concern, one of LA County’s largest housing and social service agencies, have announced the opening of LAMP Lodge, an 82-unit affordable housing community in Downtown Los Angeles’ Skid Row neighborhood, which will provide affordable and accessible housing to individuals and families who have faced the challenge of homelessness. Meta Housing assembled the capital and managed the construction of The Lodge from the ground-up.
According to Aaron Mandel, Executive Vice President at Meta Housing, the partnership between Meta Housing and The People Concern has been integral to improving the property and establishing community-oriented housing options within the Skid Row neighborhood.
“In 2017, recognizing that the property was in severe disrepair and offered no accessible features, The People Concern decided to completely rebuild and began relocating and rehousing its tenants,” says Mandel. “The building was then demolished, and the Meta Housing team was able to begin construction to ultimately transform The Lodge from an obsolete 50-unit building into a beautifully designed and modernized 82-unit community, boasting a central courtyard, community room, garden boxes, modern security system, and full laundry service room, with accessibility features and accessible units available.”
In addition to The People Concern, partners in the redevelopment of Lamp Lodge include Los Angeles County’s Development Authority, Department of Mental Health, and Department of Health Services, California Department of Housing and Community Development, City of Los Angeles’s Housing Department and Housing Authority, the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, with additional debt and equity financing respectively from JP. Morgan Chase Bank, Boston Financial Investment Management, and the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee.