The new complex, at 1417-1429 W. Temple St., was designed by LosAngeles-based Tomko Woll Group and built by Amcal GeneralContractors. It consists of one four-story building with 14one-bedroom units, 18 two-bedroom units, 16 three-bedroom units andfour four-bedroom units.


The developers financed the $13.8 million project with more than$7.3 million in 9% percent low-income housing tax credits, alongwith equity, construction, permanent, and public loans totaling$13.8 million by AIG SunAmerica Affordable Housing Partners,California Bank and Trust, California Community Reinvestment Corp.,Los Angeles Housing Department and the City of Industry. Like allWorks and Amcal, Temple Villas will provide free social serviceprograms to residents including dial-a-ride, after school programsand educational classes.


All 52 units of the development are affordable, with variousportions set aside for households earning 60%, 50%, 40% and 30% ofthe area median income. The project exceeds California's energyefficiency standards and was built with materials desgined toimprove indoor air quality and recycle building materials.


Amcal, in addition to developing apartments for low-incomefamilies and seniors, is under way on for-sale work force housingprojects that include West Angeles Estates, a development of 50three-story single-family, detached townhomes at the corner of West94th Street and South Broadway Avenue in South Los Angeles.Construction is slated to commence early 2009, with models andsales opening late 2009.

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