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Building A Better Long Beach: Veteran And Senior Housing Project Nears Completion

Release Date: 2019-09-23

By Brandon Richardson

The two-phase affordable housing development known collectively as The Beacon is nearing completion, with the Beacon Place phase, a 39-unit building reserved for homeless veterans, complete and nearly 100% leased.

“The Beacon Pointe portion, which is 121 permanent support homes for [homeless and low-income] seniors, is slated for completion in late October, and our expectation is that we’ll be fully leased by the end of the year,” Brian D’Andrea, senior vice president of housing for Century Housing, told the Business Journal. “We are primarily using the city’s coordinated entry system to manage the leasing process . . . to match the scarce resource that is a permanent supportive apartment with households that are most in need.”

Located on the southwest corner of Long Beach Boulevard and Anaheim Street directly across from a Metro Blue Line stop, Beacon Place consists of 30 one-bedroom units ranging in size from 579 to 697 square feet and nine two-bedroom units ranging from 937 to 1,026 square feet.

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