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Ground broken on Central Ave. housing

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — City Councilman Curren Price joined Hollywood Community Housing Corporation and partners Feb. 28 to break ground on the $40.2 million Florence Mills affordable housing development.

The latest project along Central Avenue will create 74 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments for very low-income families and veterans. It includes 5,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The new development pays homage to African-American singer and dancer Florence Mills who fought for equity and social justice during the 1920s.

“Florence Mills Apartments is an exciting development that will meet many goals as we address the affordable housing crisis and residential needs of Los Angeles,” Price said. “I look forward to this exciting example of progress in our district and creating affordable units for vulnerable populations of various incomes.”

This latest project complements close to 1,500 units of affordable housing coming to Price council district over the next several years. Florence Mills Apartments is expected to be completed in summer 2020. Information on the selection process for housing on this development will be available next year.

“Hollywood Community Housing is committed to developing quality affordable housing developments that meet the needs of the community,” said Hollywood Community Housing’s Executive Director Sarah Letts. “Working with nonprofit, private and municipal partners, this innovative development will pair 19 new affordable apartments for veterans and their families with on-site supportive services. 

“I want to thank our partners Councilman Price, the Home Depot Foundation, National Equity Fund and Union Bank for working with us to make sure that affordable housing is within everyone’s reach.”

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