Innovative builder and real estate enterprise selected by leading nonprofit affordable housing developer to continue partnership with the building of a permanent supportive housing project in East Los Angeles
Suffolk, one of the most innovative and successful builders and real estate enterprises in the country, has been selected by Mercy Housing California, a leading national affordable housing nonprofit, to provide preconstruction and construction services for a new 70,000 square-foot, supportive housing project in East Los Angeles. The project, located at 3552 Whittier Boulevard within the Boyle Heights neighborhood, is currently in the preconstruction phase with construction anticipated to be completed by August 2023.
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Rendering of Mercy Housing Permanent Supportive Housing Project, 3552 Whittier Boulevard, in East Los Angeles. (Photo: Business Wire)
“Affordable housing is in high demand and in short supply, not only in Los Angeles, but across the country,” said Ken Summers, General Manager of Suffolk Los Angeles. “Projects like Whittier Boulevard in partnership with Mercy Housing allow Suffolk to continue revitalizing the community and bring innovative, affordable housing options to Los Angeles neighborhoods, positively impacting and supporting the city’s most underserved individuals, families and veterans.”
Designed by Abode Communities, the four-story building will consist of 63 permanent supportive housing studio units for low-income households along with a manager’s unit. Residents will have access to common areas and amenities, including on-site property management offices, permanent supportive housing services, community room, community laundry room, and outdoor hardscaped and landscaped areas.
“Nothing could be more pressing than providing permanent relief for Angelenos experiencing homelessness, and we’re proud to work with great partners like Suffolk to build quality, service-enriched affordable housing that enables residents to heal and stabilize their lives,” said Ed Holder, Vice President of Real Estate Development for Mercy Housing California.
In collaboration with Mercy Housing California and with support from the city of Los Angeles through Proposition HHH – a $1.2 billion bond to more than triple L.A.’s annual production of supportive housing – Suffolk is working to ease the affordable housing shortage with multiple projects across the city. In addition to this development on Whittier Boulevard, Suffolk is working closely with Mercy Housing on several other projects, including 6th Street Place in downtown Los Angeles, which will add 94 housing units to the area, as well as 600 7th Street in San Francisco, which will bring 200 residential units to the local community. Mercy Housing California currently provides affordable, service-enriched housing to more than 19,000 families, seniors and people with special needs at 152 housing communities across the state.
Across the country, Suffolk continues to ensure that affordable housing projects are constructed to support the ongoing and growing need within local communities. To date, Suffolk has led affordable housing projects totaling over $1 billion, constructing more than 11,000 residential unit builds. Suffolk’s expertise, dedication to diversity and inclusion, and innovative methods differentiate Suffolk from other builders in the affordable housing space.
For more information about Suffolk, visit www.Suffolk.com. For more information about Mercy Housing, visit www.MercyHousing.org.
Suffolk is a national enterprise that invests, innovates, and builds. Suffolk is an end-to-end business that provides value throughout the entire project lifecycle by leveraging its core construction management services with vertical service lines that include real estate capital investment, design, self-perform construction services, technology start-up investment and innovation research/development.
Suffolk is a national company with $4.5 billion in annual revenue, 2,400 employees and main offices in Boston (headquarters), New York, Miami, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Estero, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego. Suffolk serves clients in every major industry sector, including healthcare, science and technology, education, gaming, transportation/aviation, and commercial. Suffolk is privately held and is led by founder, chairman and CEO John Fish. Suffolk is ranked #23 on the Engineering News Record list of “Top 400 Contractors.” For more information, visit www.suffolk.com and follow Suffolk on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram.
About Mercy Housing California
Mercy Housing California (MHC) is the largest regional office of Mercy Housing, Inc. (MHI), a leading national affordable housing nonprofit. MHC’s mission is to create stable, vibrant, and healthy communities by developing, financing, and operating affordable, program-enriched housing for families, seniors, and people with special needs who lack the economic resources to access quality, safe housing opportunities, serving lower-income families, seniors, and people who have experienced homelessness. With offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Sacramento, MHC has developed over 10,000 affordable homes across California. Learn more at mercyhousing.org/California and follow Mercy Housing on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram.