Southern California Program
Los Angeles, CA
Abode Communities is a Los Angeles-based affordable housing provider who owns and operates 35 residential communities that are home to some 6,200 low-income parents, children, seniors and people with special needs. To support the long-term success and improve the livelihoods of its residents, the organization provides on-site resident services and, in several of its recent developments, co-locates its affordable housing with subsidized childcare centers, community centers and affordable health clinics. A W. M. Keck Foundation grant is supporting the construction of a 6,500-square-foot Federally Qualified Health Center as part of a mixed-use affordable housing development in South Los Angeles. The development will transform the existing 48-unit Rolland Curtis Gardens apartment complex into 140 affordable one-, two- and three-bedroom units for more than 650 low-income residents. The complex, located 100 feet from Metro’s Expo/Vermont light rail station, will also include 1,500 square feet of community serving retail space for small business owners as part of an economic development strategy. St. John’s Well Child and Family Center will operate the on-site health clinic to provide no-/low-cost medical and dental care, behavioral health services, and preventive health education to residents and the neighboring community. At part-time capacity during the first year of operations, it is estimated the health center will serve 3,300 unduplicated patients. In subsequent years at full capacity, the numbers of patients served will more than double.
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