Successful Senior Housing Project

Successful Senior Housing Project

Sun Valley Senior Housing

Developer: East LA Community Corporation (ELACC)

The Sun Valley Senior Veterans’ Apartments achieves greenhouse gas reductions through high density, infill development in a low-density, suburban center and low-impact development strategies, while providing supportive units for low-income, chronically homeless, and disabled senior veterans.

Project Components

  • 96 units affordable at 60% AMI
  • Density of 66 units/acre
  • 60+ trees will be planted to buffer development from the I-5 freeway
  • New sidewalks, ADA ramps, continental crosswalks, striping, curb extensions, and increased lighting along the Sheldon Road corridor

  • Bus stop improvements including bus shelters and benches

  • Implements pedestrian improvements to Sheldon Road identified in the Mobility Plan and Vision Zero initiative

  • Purchase of two vans for the Transit Connect Program (TCP) which takes senior residents to the Woodland Metro Orange Line Station, the Sun Valley Metrolink Station, and adjacent bus stops, increasing transit ridership and improving connectivity to jobs and services

  • Fully subsidized transit passes that residents can use on multiple transit systems, enabling them to get to Veteran Affairs clinics in Downtown Los Angeles, West Los Angeles, and the City of Commerce