All-age & Senior Housing I New construction

Mosaic Gardens
at Westlake
A 125-unit affordable and supportive housing community in Los Angeles.

CONTACT

111 S. Lucas Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Phone: 213.335.3625

Directions | Email | Website

OFFICE HOURS

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

About

Mosaic Gardens at Westlake is an example of Linc's work to create supportive housing for formerly homeless households in Los Angeles County, in partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. Mosaic Gardens at Westlake is an intergenerational 125-apartment affordable housing community with 63 units reserved for formerly homeless individuals and households. Other low-income families qualify to live there if they earn up to 60% of the area median income.
The site was formerly blighted with dilapidated structures and covered with broken down cars, trash and unmaintained overgrowth. The new complex features shared community levels and two multi-story towers. One all-age tower is five stories above two stories of subterranean parking with two open courtyards, laundry room, an elevator, and a main pedestrian entrance. The second tower for seniors is four stories above one story of subterranean parking, a central courtyard, laundry facilities, and an elevator. The towers include over 15,000 square feet of multipurpose community space. The complex has a community garden, computer lab, health and wellness room, playground, and convenient access to public transportation, shopping and services. As our service provider partner, The People Concern supports the 63 formerly homeless households by providing Intensive Case Management Services. An onsite Linc Housing resident services coordinator facilitates programs for all 125 households, including educational workshops, after-school tutoring, exercise, financial literacy, computer classes, and social events.
Our resident services coordinator facilitates programs for all 125 households, including educational workshops, after-school tutoring, exercise, financial literacy, computer classes, and social events.
Mosaic Gardens at Westlake has received LEED for Homes Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Sustainable features include high efficiency HVAC, water fixtures, central hot water heating systems and irrigation system, drought tolerant planting, storm water management plan to reduce water runoff, 125 secure bicycle storage spaces, and EnergyStar appliances.

Property Details

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SITE

Westlake neighborhood in the City of Los Angeles
  • Near Hollywood, Downtown L.A., Los Feliz, and Silver Lake
  • Reimagining six underutilized parcels to create two multi-story buildings
  • Creates apartment homes for low-income seniors, families and those who have experienced homelessness


General affordable units include:
  • One-bedroom apartments for senior households (62+)
  • Two- and three-bedroom apartments - no age restriction

Income Restrictions Apply
Sixty-three (63) units are reserved for direct referrals from the Los Angeles County Coordinated Entry System (CES) and Department of Health Services for those meeting homeless requirements.

APARTMENT FEATURES

Energy Star appliances
Central heating and cooling
Paid utilities - refuse, sewer, water, water heating
Refrigerator
Dishwasher
Garbage disposal
Stove/oven

COMMUNITY FEATURES

Community rooms and kitchen
Arts & crafts room
Counseling rooms and offices
Conference room
Laundry facilities
Computers with internet access
Health and wellness center
Fitness center
Courtyards and patios
Community garden
Convenient access to public transportation, shopping, and services
Wide range of social and supportive services

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 Westlake has achieved a LEED for Homes Gold 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 Westlake incorporates the following LEED features:
  • Utilizes water, energy, and material resources efficiently in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide cost-saving benefits to residents
  • Structures designed with durability and occupant comfort in mind
  • Energy-efficient light fixtures
  • ENERGY STAR refrigerators and dishwashers
  • Low-flow toilets, showers, and faucets
  • drought tolerant plants, hydrozing, and high-efficiency irrigation
  • Large amounts of vegetation and other surfaces aiding in water infiltration assists with site storm water management
  • Environmentally friendly products, including green-certified flooring material, locally produced cement, and low VOC paints, adhesives, and sealants
  • Community is within walking distance of bus lines serving downtown Los Angeles
  • On-site gym, tot lot, and bicycle storage locations help promote exercise and a healthy lifestyle
  • Walkable community near to parks, restaurants, and schools

PRODUCT MIX

80 one bedrooms
15 two bedrooms
30 three bedrooms
50 units at 30% AMI
13 units at 35% AMI
25 units at 50% AMI
35 units at 60% AMI
2 manager units

Development Team

Linc Housing

Developer

Lahmon architects

Architect

Walton Construction Inc.

Contractor

Castle & Gray International

Construction Management

The John Stewart company

Property Manager
The property was acquired in part through an acquisition loan from CSH. Additional predevelopment support was provided by The California Endowment and JPMorgan Chase Foundation.

PERMANENT SOURCES (May 2016)

Conventional Loan: Citi Community Capital
City of Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department (HCIDLA) - CDBG + HOME
California Dept. of Housing and Community Development (HCD):
Multifamily Housing Program
Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities
Infrastructure Infill Grant
Community Development Commission of the County of Los Angeles
Federal Home Loan Bank - Affordable Housing Program (AHP)
9% LIHTC - CTCAC - Raymond James Tax Credit Funds, Inc.
The Ahmanson Foundation

Awards

​​2018 Multi-Family Development of the Year

​​Southern California Association of Nonprofit Housing (SCANPH)

LEED Gold Rating

U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

LA Residential Honor

American Institute of Architects

​​Best Affordable Housing Community, 60 du/acre +

American Institute of Architects

ARCHITECTURAL AWARD,
HOUSING CATEGORY

Los Angeles Business Council