Affordable Housing Partnership for Artists
The Affordable Housing Partnership for Artists seeks to provide people in arts and entertainment professions with the information and tools they need to access affordable housing, allowing them a stable platform from which to thrive and participate actively in their community. Affordable housing opportunities become available through government programs at the national, state and local levels, but the systems for obtaining this affordable housing can be difficult to understand and navigate. The Partnership will begin by engaging in education and outreach related to immediate affordable housing opportunities in LA’s Arts District and Downtown, creating a replicable strategy for other LA neighborhoods and beyond.
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This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts Our Town program.
Eligibility for government-subsidized affordable housing programs is restricted by household income. Every year, for each geographic area of the country, the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) sets maximum income limits, based on percentages of the Area Median Income (AMI). To see the maximum limits for California, organized by county, click here. This will give you a general idea of income eligibility, but there are many factors that would affect the income limits of a particular building. Be sure to check the specifics for each building in which you are interested. Owners of government-subsidized affordable housing are also often allowed to set minimum income requirements and establish other tenant selection criteria in areas such as credit, financial history, and rental history.
Keep in mind that The Affordable Housing Partnership for Artists is not affiliated with the ownership, management, or tenant selection procedures for the developments listed on this website — our role is to make sure the arts and entertainment communities are aware of these opportunities in the private marketplace and help you prepare as well as possible to successfully navigate the application and tenant selection process.
Pacific Avenue Arts Colony
Pac Arts is located just outside the thriving San Pedro Arts, Culture & Entertainment (SPACE) district. Building amenities include:
This apartment community is part of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program; therefore, the management is required to verify the income and assets for all applicants to determine their eligibility. Click here to see a chart that outlines the applicable 2014 income limits (subject to change), along with other eligibility criteria.
Pacific Avenue Arts Colony: 339 South Pacific Avenue, San Pedro, CA 90731
If you would like to receive information about the Pacific Avenue Arts Colony, please call the building’s hotline at 310.802.2622.
Applications are no longer being accepted for affordable units at Parcel M Grand Avenue Apartments.
Applications will be selected by random lottery from those that were correctly submitted by mail and postmarked on or before June 30, 2014. The lottery will begin on July 14, 2014. Occupancy is scheduled to begin in October 2014. You will be contacted if your application is selected in the lottery for review.
One Santa Fe
Applications are no longer being accepted for affordable units at One Santa Fe.
88 applications will be selected by random lottery from those that were submitted either in person or by mail between June 16 and June 18. 2014. All remaining applications will be placed on an interest list for future availability. You will be contacted if your application is selected for review.
One Santa Fe Temporary Leasing Location:
For more information about retail at One Santa Fe and images of construction progress, take a look at this blog post on DTLA Rising. You may also want to check for updates at One Santa Fe’s Facebook page or on their official website.
Information sessions and workshops will be scheduled as new affordable housing opportunities become available.
Past Workshops To get a sense of what our workshops cover, you can view a recording of the webinar from May 2014, which reviewed the tenant selection processes for One Santa Fe and Parcel M Grand Avenue Apartments, the application forms, and how to avoid common pitfalls. The presentation for the One Santa Fe information sessions given on March 24 and March 27, 2014 is also available for download here. The presentation for the One Santa Fe information sessions given on March 24 and March 27 is available for download here.
Email is preferred. Please note that we are receiving a large quantity of inquiries and it will be very difficult for us to respond individually at this time. Please take some time to download and review all the materials on this website before contacting us with your question. We will be updating our website regularly with new information.
One Santa Fe