Built using sustainable, “green building” principles, 127th Street Apartments in Los Angeles, California is celebrating its five-year anniversary this year. The 85-unit permanent supportive housing apartment community, developed by Meta Housing, caters to homeless or chronically ill homeless individuals in the L.A. area.

The community, constructed in 2018 and managed by John Stewart Company, offers a variety of amenities and communal areas, encouraging social interaction among its residents.

“Engaging with others is a key element toward helping people thrive at our communities, particularly those who have experienced homelessness and chronic illness,” says Kasey Burke, President at Meta Housing. “This type of interaction can serve as a catalyst toward truly elevating our residents’ lives.”

The development features clubhouses, classrooms, and technology centers for educational training as well as a large kitchen to accommodate cooking classes and communal dining.

“Programming that educates people and brings them together for enjoyable activities has been shown to have a tremendously positive impact on residents, their families, and the neighborhoods surrounding our communities,” notes Burke. “Working with our service partners to provide this programming at 127th Street Apartments has been incredibly rewarding for Meta.”

Meta Housing has partnered with a group of lenders and organizations to develop the apartment community and deliver vital services to residents. These entities include Chase, Boston Financial Investment Management, The California Community Reinvestment Corporation (CCRC), Housing and Community Development (HCD), Department of Mental Health/California Housing Finance Agency (DMH and CalHFA), Los Angeles Housing & Community Investment Department (HCIDLA), Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA), and Department of Health Services (DHS).

127th Street Apartments is located in the Harbor Gateway North suburb of Los Angeles, a growing neighborhood known for its walkability, bike-friendly street, and affordable rental apartments.