The Foundation for Affordable Housing (FFAH) and Meta Housing recently celebrated the groundbreaking of Lucena on Court, a 46-unit affordable family housing community and cultural center in the Historic Filipinotown district of Los Angeles.
Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell spoke at the event about the importance of affordable housing, as did FFAH Senior Asset Manager Jonathan Russo.
With generous support from Council District 13 and the City of Los Angeles, Lucena on Court will provide much needed affordable housing managed by local non-profit, Search to Involve Pilipino Americans, or SIPA.
Once completed, the 5-story building will feature an array of amenities to promote a safe environment and encourage a sense of community, belonging, and resident interaction including a tot lot, learning center, manager and social service offices, and a ground floor community center managed by SIPA.
“Recent data shows that at least half of the state of California’s 49,000 chronically homeless people live in Los Angeles County. This is a staggering statistic that has worsened from the ongoing housing crisis coupled with the long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and inflation. Projects like Lucena on Court will have a significant impact on the community as it offers tangible relief to the lack of affordable housing across Southern California,” says Kasey Burke, President of Meta Housing.
Given that Lucena on Court is situated in a neighborhood rich with history, heritage, and ample access to adjacent resources, residents will enjoy an enhanced quality of life as well as prosperity within a flourishing neighborhood.