Homeless housing on agenda

TWO PROJECTS to provide shelter for the homeless are on the agenda for tonight’s special meeting of the Stanton City Council (Shutterstock).


UPDATE: The agreements on the two project for housing the homeless and poor were approved on a 5-0 vote by the Stanton  City Council Tuesday night.


Several agreements to move forward plans to provide housing for the homeless and poor go before the Stanton City Council when it meets tonight (Tuesday).

The council will meet in virtual format for this special meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Considered will be agreements for two projects.

The Stanton Inn agreement calls for the conversion of the former motel into a 72-unit affordable residential complex on a 1.02-acre site at 7161 Katella Ave. The deal calls it to be operated initially for up to five years as interim housing for people and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and who are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

For the 55 years that follow, the facility would be operated as “permanent supportive housing” with up to 49 percent of the units to be restricted as affordable housing for households earning less than 80 percent of the area median income. The remaining units will be restricted as “very low affordable housing.”

The terms of the Tahiti Motel agreement is similar to the Stanton Inn agreement. The Tahiti project calls for the rehabilitation of the motel and relocation of its existing tenants from the 1.45-acre site at 11850 Beach Blvd. for conversion into a 60-unit affordable residential rental complex.

Funding for these conversions comes from a variety of sources including state grants aimed at reducing homelessness.


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