Meta Housing has broken ground on 619 Westlake, a 78-unit affordable housing community for families and individuals in Los Angeles, California.  

The 78-unit, 82,600 square-foot development is next to the historic Westlake Theater, and just east of Los Angeles’ iconic MacArthur Park. The project is a joint effort between Meta Housing, Milender White, the Cesar Chavez Foundation and The Architects Collective. 

619 Westlake’s units will be priced for households earning 30-60% of the area’s median income, with 39 of the apartments planned as permanent supportive housing for people who have faced the challenge of homelessness. 

“Recent data shows that at least half of the state of California’s 49,000 chronically homeless people live in Los Angeles County,” says Kasey Burke, President at Meta Housing. “This speaks to the significant impact that projects like 619 Westlake will have on the community as it offers real relief to the lack of affordable housing across southern California.” 

The community will feature a “building block” design, with two towers of three-bedroom apartments linked by a dramatic “bridge” of one-bedroom units spanning a lushly landscaped courtyard.  

The development is located at 619 S Westlake Ave. in Los Angeles, CA 90057.