Senior housing I New Construction

Seasons at
Compton
An 84-unit affordable and supportive housing community in Compton.

CONTACT

15810 S. Frailey Avenue
Compton, CA 90221

Phone: 310.608.7800
Directions | Email | Website

OFFICE HOURS

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Saturday and Sunday: Closed

About

Seasons at Compton features 84 one- and two-bedroom apartments that serve a blend of limited-income seniors, seniors with developmental disabilities, seniors who care for dependents with developmental disabilities, and formerly homeless seniors — one of the few examples of integrating these underserved populations. It is a thoughtful, cutting-edge community with stand-out features to meet their unique needs.
Low-income seniors and adults with developmental disabilities have a lack of access to clean and safe housing, as they typically cannot afford to live in communities such as what Seasons provides. Due to their reliance on Social Security payments, their income forces them to live in neighborhoods that are often dangerous and where specialized programming that these populations require is simply not offered. The Association of Regional Center Agencies estimates that up to 31,000 Californians with developmental disabilities need safe, affordable housing.

Seasons at Compton provides both the privacy and independence of an apartment for developmentally disabled adults as well as the group support of their senior neighbors, Linc staff, and professional on-site case managers. Residents have a wonderful community that helps them to continue living independently and provides a sense of security and wellbeing. The Compton Collaborative — a group of asset managers, property managers, and service providers — meets monthly to identify, discuss, and address emerging issues affecting Seasons at Compton residents.


In August 2013, Seasons at Compton became the first senior multifamily housing community in Los Angeles County to complete Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. Through CERT training, a number of residents and staff now understand their role in preparing for a disaster and can lead their neighbors in such an event.

In August 2013, Seasons at Compton became the first senior multifamily housing community in Los Angeles County to complete Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training.
Universal and Sustainable Design principles have been incorporated throughout the community to provide a beautiful, highly functional environment, while emphasizing energy efficiency, use of natural light and ventilation, and small carbon footprint. The building is certified LEED Platinum. Universal Design ensures accessibility and includes wider doorways and hallways, adjustable height counters, lower light switches, ramps, and elevators.

Property Details

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SITE

  • Compton, CA, population 96,455; one of the poorest areas of Los Angeles County, with a stock of aging housing. With rents varying from 30-50% of AMI, LINC provides housing below local market rates and with much higher quality facilities and amenities.
  • Linc created affordable housing on approximately four acres of vacant land partially located in the City of Compton and unincorporated Los Angeles County
  • Includes 40,000 square feet of green space and senior fitness trail — an important asset to the property and the surrounding community which lacks open space
  • Income Restrictions Apply
  • Community reserved for seniors and persons with developmental disabilities.

FEATURES

  • Certified LEED Platinum
  • Won Gold award from the National Association of Home Builders 50+ Housing
  • Two, three, and four-story buildings
  • Universal Design techniques are used throughout the site. All of the units are accessible by wheelchair and adaptable for full accessibility with minor modifications.
  • 3,495 square foot community building with multipurpose rooms, on-site property management, service coordinator offices, case-management space, a full kitchen, and an attached laundry room.

APARTMENT FEATURES

Modern Kitchen
Balcony/Patio
Cable Ready
Internet Ready
Central Heat/Air
Stove/Range
Garbage Disposal

COMMUNITY FEATURES

Clubhouse
Game Room
Computer Lab w/ Internet Access & Printers
Library
Laundry Facilities
Community Garden
Gated Community
Near Park
Near Library
Near Financial Institution

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, Seasons at Compton has achieved a LEED-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.

Seasons at Compton includes the following LEED features:
  • Durability planning, management, and construction strategies were utilized throughout all phases of the project
  • Environmentally friendly products were used during the building process, including recycled content flooring and low VOC paints
  • Erosion control measures were implemented during construction to minimize impact to the neighboring sites as well as existing storm drain systems
  • A native plant palate throughout the site landscaping
  • High-efficiency irrigation system reduces landscape water usage
  • Bioswale to capture run off
  • A cool roof reduces roof heat island effect
  • Solar thermal hot water system
  • Water efficient toilets, lavatory faucets and showerheads reduce potable water usage
  • Water and energy efficient clothes washers
  • Energy performance of the building is designed to exceed the Title 24 baseline standard
  • Use of natural light and ventilation
  • Thermal bypass inspection was adhered to in order to help minimized air leakage
  • Minimum 60% of the light fixtures in the units are Energy Star light fixtures
  • A minimum of 75% of the construction waste was diverted from landfills
  • The apartment community is located in a high transit corridor to encourage the use of public transportation
  • It is located in an area with extensive community resources within a walkable half mile of the site

PRODUCT MIX

68 one-bedroom units
16 two-bedroom units
9 units at 30% AM
21 units at 35% AMI
53 units at 50% AMI
1 manager's unit

Development Team

Linc Housing

Developer

Nardi Associates LLP

Architect

CMSI/Advent Companies

Contractor

Castle & Gray International, Inc.

Construction Management

Inclusive Homes

Financial Consultant

The John Stewart company

Property Management
Financing of Project in 2010
The majority of the financing for acquisition and construction from Bank of America and the Housing Partnership Network Fund will convert into permanent financing. Bridge financing was provided by Century Housing and the LINC Builds fund.

PERMANENT SOURCES

First Mortgage - Bank of America
9% LIHTC - TCAC - National Equity Fund
ARRA Section 1602 Funds
L.A. County HOME Funds
Infill Infrastructure Grant - State of CA
Affordable Housing Program (AHP) - Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco
Federal Home Loan Bank Affordable Housing Program
L.A. County Fee Waiver
City of Compton - HOME Funds
Private grants from The Weingart Foundation, The Home Depot Foundation, California Community Foundation, and Enterprise Green Communities

Awards

Senior Housing Project of the Year, scanph
2011

SAGE Award, special needs project of the year:

55+ Housing Council of Building Industry Association of Southern California

2011

READER'S CHOICE
AWARD FINALIST,
Affordable Housing Finance Magazine

2011

Gold Award "On the Boards" Design of Special Needs Community:

National Association of Home Builders

2009