The Palace is reserved for youth ages 18-24 who have experienced homelessness.
Built in 1929, The Palace is an historic, two-story building located on Anaheim Street in Long Beach. Once a hotbed for crime, the hotel was purchased by the City of Long Beach at a delinquency sale in April 2004, sold to the Long Beach Housing Development Company (LBHDC) in September 2005, and transferred to the partnership in June 2010. Linc Housing restored and renovated the Palace Hotel to serve as a home to transition age youth (18-24 years old), many being emancipated foster youth — one of the most vulnerable populations in our county. The Palace achieved a LEED Platinum certification.
The hotel rooms have been converted into 14 efficiency apartments to provide each youth a cozy and private space of their own as well as a property manager's unit. The ground floor's big windows look out onto the busy Anaheim corridor, which provides easy access to transportation, grocery stores and job opportunities. A community room, rooftop patio, private counseling rooms and computers provide space for services that these youth need in order to make a smooth transition. The Palace's rooftop also houses the solar panels to generate renewable energy for the building and reduce electricity costs.
In 2019, Linc partnered with the City of Long Beach's Economic Development Department to re-imagine the ground floor retail space as a launching pad for local entrepreneurs. The Corner Pop Up provides new and growing small businesses with the chance to test their products and services in a brick and mortar location while also providing opportunities for individuals in need of retail job experience.