Immanuel Senior Housing

3215 3rd Street
Long Beach, CA 90814

New construction photos - October 2016

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Immanuel Senior Housing consists of the adaptive reuse of a church in Long Beach into 25 one-bedroom apartments for seniors and one, one-bedroom manager’s unit. The design will complement the neighborhood by preserving the building’s rich, historical exterior façade. The project includes building-out existing space into apartments on three levels, while preserving the ground-level sanctuary space as a community room with a kitchen and library. Amenities will include a secured entry, a fitness room, laundry facilities and secure parking. Residents will have access to senior services, such as adult education, health and wellness programs. The apartment building is being constructed to meet Build It Green’s Platinum GreenPoint Rated New Home Multifamily certification standards. Long Beach Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal stated, “The Immanuel Senior Housing development will be a great addition to the community and supports our goals of neighborhood revitalization. The rehabilitation of this building will provide a quality, affordable living space for seniors with limited income, while also helping to make our community safer and more attractive.”

To accommodate parking, the project will relocate a single-family home directly adjacent to the church site. In total, Immanuel Senior Housing will be about 31,000 square feet. All apartments are allocated for households with income at 30% to 60% of the area median income. 15 of the apartments are reserved for formerly homeless households that are high utilizers of the Los Angeles Department of Health Services. Thomas Safran & Associates is the long-term owner and co-general partner of the project, and Clifford Beers Housing is the managing general partner. Union Bank is the investor limited partner.

At A Glance

Co-developers: Clifford Beers Housing and Thomas Safran & Associates
Architect: Killefer Flammang Architects
General Contractor: Dreyfuss Construction
Property Management: Thomas Safran & Associates
 Support Services:  St. Joseph Center
Completion Date: July 2016
Apartments: 26 apartments: 25 affordable for seniors including 15 for those with special needs, and one manager’s apartment
Rental Rates: 30% to 60% of area median income
Funding Sources: CA State Department of Housing and Community Devt loan
City of Long Beach HOME funds
Los Angeles County Community Devt Commission Loan
Federal Home Loan Bank
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Equity
Los Angeles Department of Health Services
 Total development cost: $12,100,000

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