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Special Needs

Mosaic Gardens at Huntington Park is located on the site of a former vacant motel on Middleton Street in Huntington Park. LINC Housing restored and renovated the building to serve as a home for limited-income families and transition age youth (TAY), ages 18-24, receiving services from the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH). Mosaic Gardens at Huntington Park has been registered with the U.S. Green Building Council and has received a LEED for Homes Platinum certification. Green building features include: energy efficient appliances, drought tolerant landscaping, and high efficiency plumbing fixtures. Rooftop panels fuel the property’s solar hot water preheating system.

Recognizing the high risk of homelessness faced by transition age youth, including those exiting the foster care system, Mosaic Gardens at Huntington Park is LINC’s second property housing TAY in Los Angeles County. These young adults, many with children of their own, live in the Huntington Park neighborhood, often “couch surfing” at friends’ homes or living in crowded, unhealthy conditions. This new community offers stable, healthy homes so these young families can continue to move forward with their education, employment, or whatever path to independence they have chosen. Residents have their own private apartment and will be able to participate in programs offered onsite by LINC Cares in addition to receiving ongoing services from LACDMH.

The former 55 motel rooms have been converted into 24 apartments to provide each family a space of their own. The ground floor’s windows look out onto a quiet residential community and nearby Gage Avenue and Santa Fe Avenue provide easy access to transportation, grocery stores, and job opportunities. We built a large community courtyard with a tot lot and barbeques for residents to enjoy. A community room, private counseling rooms, and computers provide space for social activities and services that will support residents at Mosaic Gardens at Huntington Park. LINC is committed to developing housing that sits lightly on the earth and will be training residents build healthy and sustainable habits in their new homes, including water and energy conservation.