San Pedro, Calif. – National CORE and Linc Housing on Oct. 26 celebrated the grand opening of a 91-home mixed-use affordable housing community that features children’s play areas, outdoor gathering spaces, a sixth-floor overlook of the harbor and 4,900 square feet of retail space.
More than 4,300 applications were received for the new 456 West development, which bolsters San Pedro’s declining stock of affordable housing. It is open to individuals and families who earn less than 80% of the area median income.
“At National CORE, we know that accessible housing is just the first step in tackling our crisis in affordable housing. It’s the mix of resident services coupled with high-quality homes that allows residents to achieve and maintain lasting stability, safety and security,” National CORE President Michael Ruane said. “We look forward to seeing our residents at 456 West thrive.”
456 West replaced an underutilized city-owned parking lot with state-of-the-art apartment homes, including five studios and 27 one-bedroom, 35 two-bedroom and 23 three-bedrooms homes in addition to an onsite manager’s residence.
“Everyone deserves to have a safe, comfortable place to lay their head at night – and I’m proud that today we’re providing that with these 91 units in the Harbor area,” Los Angeles Councilmember Tim McOsker said. “As we continue to tackle our housing crisis, we need to build at every level, but especially affordable housing to open doors to homes for these residents and prevent them from falling into homelessness. Thank you to National CORE and Linc Housing for giving our residents a great place to call home.”
Located in Downtown San Pedro, 456 West is at a walkable distance from the vibrant Los Angeles pier and neighbors pocket parks. A spacious community center sits at ground level to serve as a hub for onsite events, activities and programs. Additional amenities include a community rooftop decks and outdoor recreation space, a fitness center and bicycle storage.
As a National CORE standard, the new development is anticipated to receive a LEED for Homes certification at the gold level or better.
Because stable housing is only part of the solution to the crisis, Hope through Housing Foundation provides onsite services to ensure residents can improve and maintain their financial well-being, health and wellness and help children and teens achieve success.
“456 West will not only provide housing but will also provide vital resources for residents. Hope through Housing is committed to offering high-quality onsite services to ensure that residents break the cycle of generational poverty while fostering a sense of community,” Hope through Housing President Gregory Bradbard said.
“The best way to ensure strong, stable communities is to offer housing for people at all income levels,” said Rebecca Clark, CEO, Linc Housing. “456 West brings 91 more affordable homes to this dynamic, walkable neighborhood. It is our hope that this new community provides a solid foundation for families to thrive.”
Development of 456 West would not have been possible without the partnership of the City of Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department, Bank of America and Raymond James.
RRM Design Group designed 456 West. National CORE served as the general contractor. Construction began in February 2021. The community welcomed its first residents in August 2023.