Habitat LA will break ground on its Biggest development to date – 36 homes in Long Beach

In just a few days, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) will break ground on a new 36-home development in the Washington Neighborhood of Long Beach, California. Located at 1332 Locust Ave., the Washington Villas development is Habitat LA’s largest project to date, consisting of townhouse-style homes with garages. Many families in this community earn just under $37,000 annually and more than 93% of households are renter-occupied.  This development is a part of Habitat LA’s continued commitment to building affordable housing where it is most needed.

The Washington Villas development will be one of the city’s few mixed-income housing options, with most of the units available for low-income residents. These homes will be sold to income-qualified, first-time homebuyers who earn less than 80% of the area’s median income. The other units will be available to moderate-income buyers.

Construction will begin over the next few months and the homes are expected to be completed in 2024. The new development will offer green features like drought-tolerant yards, energy-efficient heating systems, insulation made of recycled content, low-flow plumbing fixtures, solar panels, and more.

The Washington Villas development includes:

  • 36 condominium units/townhouses among 4 separate buildings
  • Each unit will be 3-stories, with ground-level garages
  • 9-foot-high ceilings in main living area
  • 2 & 3 bedrooms ranging from 1,215 to 1,550 square feet
  • All bedrooms have their own private bathroom
  • A total of 68 garage spaces

In celebration of this historic development, one of the homes will be built in honor of Long Beach Mayor, Robert Garcia, for his steadfast commitment to transform the lives of residents by revitalizing their treasured neighborhoods and communities. Habitat LA has built, rehabbed, and repaired 156 homes in the city of Long Beach to date.

“Habitat LA has been an incredible partner for us as we work to create the affordable housing and opportunities for home ownership that our community needs to thrive,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “Housing is a human right — and this development will be an incredible asset to both the Washington Neighborhood and our Long Beach Community.”

Habitat LA and community partners unite over the conviction that safe and affordable housing provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty.  They dedicate themselves to bringing people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Our community partners and donors include the Arup Engineering, Bank of America, California Department of Housing and Community Development, California Community Foundation, Downtown Long Beach Lions Club, Edison International, Habitat LA Catholic Coalition, Habitat LA Long Beach Faith Coalition, and Ring.  These partnerships help Habitat LA complete homes and serve families together in Long Beach’s Washington Neighborhood.

About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. As the top nonprofit residential homebuilder in the greater Los Angeles area with a Charity Navigator 4-Star rating for eight consecutive years and the Platinum GuideStar status for transparency, Habitat LA has partnered with volunteers, donors and Habitat homeowners to build, renovate and repair more than 1,000 homes locally since 1990. The lives of thousands of individuals have been transformed as a result of having a decent and affordable place to call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes and pay an affordable mortgage. By supporting Habitat LA through volunteerism, donations and supporting affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the stability and self-reliance they need to build a better future. To learn more, visit www.habitatla.org.

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