Transition age Youth Housing
Acquisition & Preservation

Mosaic Gardens at Huntington Park
A 24-unit supportive housing community in Huntington Park.

CONTACT

6337 Middleton Street
Huntington Park, CA 90255

Phone: 323.588.1832
Fax: 323.588.4005
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OFFICE HOURS

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

About

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 Housing 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 barbecues 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.

The former 55 motel rooms have been converted into 24 apartments to provide each family a space of their own.

Property Details

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SITE

  • Huntington Park, CA
  • Creates apartment homes for low-income families and transition age youth in a former motel
  • Income Restrictions Apply
  • Family Community, 15 units are reserved for households where at least one member has an open and active case with the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health, meets transition age youth designation (including being age 18-24), and meets homeless requirements

FEATURES

  • Fully renovated four-story building with approximately 22,485 square feet
  • Community room with computers, counseling rooms, and manager's office
  • Courtyard for families and youth to relax and play

APARTMENT FEATURES

Energy Star appliances
Carpeted bedrooms
Central air conditioning
Paid Utilities -
Refuse, Sewer, Water
Refrigerator
Dishwasher
Microwave
Garbage Disposal
Stove

COMMUNITY FEATURES

Community Room
Counseling Room
Laundry Facilities
Computers with Internet Access
Large Community Courtyard
BBQ Area
Tot Lot
Security Gated Access
Convenient to Shopping
Close to Schools and Hospitals
Public Transportation Convenient

SUSTAINABILITY

Linc is committed to sustainable building and providing our residents with healthy, energy efficient homes. With the support of our dedicated team of funders, architects, and contractors, Mosaic Gardens at Huntington Park has achieved a LEED for Homes Platinum rating. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized green building certification program, providing third-party verification that a building or community incorporates strategies aimed at reducing waste, increasing energy and water efficiency, and thoughtfully locating the project therefore reducing carbon emissions, attentively utilizing our natural resources, and improving indoor environmental quality.
Mosaic Gardens at Huntington Park includes the following LEED features:

  • Durability planning, management and construction strategies were utilized.
  • Building is located in a high transit corridor to encourage public transportation.
  • Building is located in an area with outstanding community resources within 1/2 mile of the site.
  • Erosion control measures were implemented during construction to minimize impact to the neighboring sites.
  • No invasive plants are used. More than 90% of the on-site landscaping is drought-tolerant.
  • A cool roof is installed to reduce roof heat island effect.
  • Concrete and masonry construction minimizes pest intrusion to the building.
  • High-efficiency applications are installed in all units to reduce electricity use.
  • High-efficiency irrigation system is installed.
  • High efficiency toilets, lavatory faucets, and showerheads are installed to reduce potable water usage.
  • Water efficient clothes washers are installed.
  • Energy performance of the building is designed to exceed the Title 24 baseline standard by 33.7%.
  • High-efficiency lighting is installed in the units.
  • A minimum of 75% of the construction waste was diverted from landfills.
  • Hot water for the property is aided by a solar hot water preheating system.
  • Secure bike racks are supplied for tenant use to encourage alternative transit methods.

PRODUCT MIX

10 studio units, each with kitchen and bathroom
6 one-bedrooms
4 two-bedrooms
4 three-bedrooms
15 units at 30% AMI
8 units at 50% AMI
1 manager unit

Development Team

Linc Housing

Developer

Killefer Flammang Architects

Architect

Advent Companies

Contractor

AMJ Construction Management

Construction Management

California Housing Partnership Corporation

Financial Consultant

The John Stewart company

Property Management
Financing of Project in 2012
The property was acquired in 2012, financed in part with a loan from the City of Huntington Park and seller carryback financing. Additional predevelopment funding was provided by The California Endowment.

PERMANENT SOURCES

City of Huntington Park HOME
Mental Health Services Act
County of Los Angeles Loan (SD1+ Homeless Bonus)
Affordable Housing Program (AHP) Loan -
Federal Home Loan Bank
JP Morgan Chase Grant
California Advanced Home Program Incentive
Ahmanson Foundation