Transition age youth Housing
community development

The Palace
A 14-unit supportive housing community in Long Beach.

CONTACT

For TAY apartment availability at The Palace, please contact the Long Beach Multi-Service Center at 562.570.4500 or the Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach at 562.570.6985.

About

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.

Property Details

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SITE

  • Number of Units: 14 Studio Apartments
  • Long Beach, CA; foster care population of more than 1,000 young people, as reported by the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services
  • Creates homes for transition age youth in a formerly abandoned hotel
  • Designated as a local historic landmark

FEATURES

  • Certified LEED Platinum
  • One two-story brick building with approximately 11,500 square feet
  • Community room with computers, kitchen, two counseling rooms, and manager's office
  • Rooftop patio for youth to relax and enjoy the weather

APARTMENT FEATURES

Elevator
Central Heat / Air Conditioning
Fully Furnished
Paid Utilities
Cable Ready
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stove
Garbage Disposal
No Pets Allowed

COMMUNITY FEATURES

Onsite laundry facilities
Keyed entry
Computer and printer for resident use
Wi-fi for building
Community kitchen
24-hour maintenance
Convenient to restaurants and shopping

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, The Palace 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.

The Palace 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.
  • A cool roof is installed to reduce roof heat island effect.
  • Concrete and masonry construction minimizes pest intrusion to the building.
  • 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 27.7%.
  • Thermal bypass inspection was adhered to in order to help minimize envelope leakage.
  • High-efficiency lighting is installed in the units.
  • A minimum of 75% of the construction waste was diverted from landfills.
  • Photovoltaic panels are designed to offset 14% of the building's electrical usage.

PRODUCT MIX

2 units at 30% AMI
2 units at 35% AMI
9 units at 40% AMI
1 manager unit

Development Team

Linc Housing

Developer

Killefer Flammang Architects

Architect

Dreyfuss Construction

Contractor

Castle & Gray International, Inc.

Construction Management

California Housing Partnership Corporation

Financial Consultant

The John Stewart company

Future Property Management
Financing of Project in 2010:
The majority of the financing for acquisition and construction will convert into permanent financing. Bridge financing was provided by U.S. Bank.

PERMANENT SOURCES

Long Beach Housing Development Company Loan
Federal Home Loan Bank - Affordable Housing Program
(Mississippi Valley Life Insurance Co/U.S. Bank)
Park & Recreation Fee Waiver
Private Foundations - Home Depot Foundation, The Ahmanson Foundation, National Trust Loan Fund, Long Beach Navy Memorial Heritage Association
Limited Partner Equity
Affordable Housing Program (AHP) - Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco

Awards

Long Beach Heritage Award for Best Adaptive Re-use Project

2011