Hope on Alvarado is hoping to address the issue of homelessness in the downtown area by constructing a micro-apartment complex. It will be located in Westlake, a neighborhood in northwest L.A. and construction will begin in 2018.
Built by the Aedis Real Estate Group, the building will be primarily shipping containers serving as apartment units. This will be a 5-story complex containing studio and 1- bedroom apartments from 400-480 square feet. Each unit will have its own bike parking space and access to a central courtyard. There will be staff on site to support services to tenants.
The architect, KTGY Architecture+ Planning has built many affordable housing projects over the years. They also have one in Santa Monica they built in 2014. And in 2017, a 16-unit shipping container building opened in Orange County.
There will be rent, however. This isn't a free place to live, but it will be very affordable. The price is not yet set but the firm says it will be very low-cost. This is a great way for the homeless to get back on their feet with someplace to live, a roof over their heads and get some stability in their lives.