LONG BEACH SENIOR
HOUSING FOR SENIORS AND SENIOR VETERANS
In March 2022, Mercy Housing California (MHC) began construction on Long Beach Senior: new, high-quality affordable apartment homes for low-income seniors and senior veterans who have experienced homelessness. The development, which is located at the corner of Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Long Beach, will serve qualified seniors, 55 and older, and include amenities such as a large open space courtyard and recreation area, an indoor lounge and community space, onsite property management, Resident Services programming with dedicated staff to support seniors and senior veterans, and a community-serving space on the ground floor. Integrated into the building design will be public art elements which reflect the rich history of the neighborhood. Neighbors and other community members will be invited to participate in a robust design process to develop the public art. Finally, the site is central to public transit, grocery stores, libraries, and public parks.
Rendering of the proposed community.
67 affordable apartments for low income seniors and senior veterans who have experienced homelessness; one management unit
Large landscaped courtyard and recreation area
Indoor lounge and community space
Approximately 4,000 square feet of community-serving space along PCH
Comprehensive Resident Services programming to support seniors and senior veterans
Mercy Housing Management Group (MHMG) will be the management agent for the property and is committed to providing quality property management services which reinforce the philosophy that all residents deserve respect, dignity, and a place to call home. Staffing ratios will be determined as plans are further developed.
Resident services will be provided by Mercy Housing. Staffing ratios will be determined as plans are further developed. Additional case management services will be provided to 18 veteran households by the Veterans Administration.
COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Mercy Housing is committed to incorporating the local community into the development process through a variety of means, including input from neighbors, neighborhood associations, and local leaders, as well as written and electronic communications. In observance of health guidelines related to COVID-19, Mercy Housing will continue to solicit input through virtual meetings, e-mail, regular mail, and the Long Beach Senior website. http://www.longbeachsenior.org
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Initial stages of community engagement, including individual and small group meetings, neighborhood mailing, and community meeting to introduce the development and solicit design input
SPRING / SUMMER 2020
Continued community engagement through mailings and website updates
Conclusion of planning and entitlements process
Start of construction
Construction completion and anticipated occupancy
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