The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved $18.7 million in multifamily housing revenue bonds Tuesday for the Salvation Army Pasadena Hope Center’s 66-unit apartment complex.
The county is separately providing roughly $4.8 million in financing for the project.
“By providing housing and supportive services in a centralized location, we can uplift people experiencing homelessness in Pasadena as they get back on their feet and on the pathway to stability and success,” Supervisor Kathryn Barger said. “I’m grateful to our partners at the Salvation Army for their dedication and thoughtful approach to providing housing, help and hope.”
The four-story complex at 1000 E. Walnut St. will total 47,200 square feet and provide 65 studio apartments of permanent supportive housing for single adults experiencing homelessness, plus one two-bedroom manager’s unit. Sixteen of the units will be reserved for veterans, as a result of support from the Home Depot Foundation, according to the county.
Amenities for the project — named the Diane & John Mullin Hope Center — will include a library, courtyard, yoga room and multiple outdoor decks for residents. Additionally, the apartments will be complemented by a new food bank and a 9,000 square-foot Social Services Center for on-site support services on the ground floor, officials said.
“This is much more than a building — it is a way to offer housing to those most in need and help feed working families right here in this community who cannot make ends meet,” said Pilar Buelna, divisional director of development for the Salvation Army California South Division. “We will be able to expand our services for those who already depend on us every day for their stability and survival.”
A community groundbreaking ceremony is planned for Oct. 12. Construction is expected to take about 14 months.