Southern California Program

Linc Housing

Early Childhood
Long Beach, CA
December 2019

Linc Housing Corporation builds and manages affordable housing and partners with nonprofits to provide onsite supportive services.  It is constructing 100 affordable apartments in Willowbrook, an unincorporated community of nearly 27,000 people in South Los Angeles.  Named Springhaven, the six-story residential complex will serve 100 low-income families, including 50 formerly homeless households who are frequent users of Los Angeles County’s Department of Health Services resources.  Construction is on track to be completed in late 2020.  A W. M. Keck Foundation grant will support the build-out of the interior of the first floor to house a modern 5,400-square-foot child care center.  Drew Child Development Corporation (Drew CDC) will operate the center.  It will have the capacity to serve 44 children between the ages of 18 months and three years, which Drew CDC is unable to do at its current site, and 44 children between the ages of three and five.  The child care program will be open to both Springhaven residents and the community at large.  A collateral benefit for the community is that once the child care center opens in the new facility, Linc will build another affordable housing apartment complex on Drew’s current site.

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