November 14, 2018
BLUE HIBISCUS WELCOMES RESIDENTS HOME
A new 100% affordable apartment community opens in West Hollywood
West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation is proud to announce the grand opening
of Blue Hibiscus, a new 100% affordable apartment community for low-income households.
The 22-unit building is a pilot project for WHCHC incorporating universal design principles.
Every apartment is designed to be functional and practical for people both with and without
mobility impairments. The building is expecting LEED for Homes Platinum certification.
Each apartment contains energy-efficient appliances, an eat-in kitchen and private balcony.
Blue Hibiscus features a spacious roof deck, a container garden area, a fully furnished
community room with kitchenette, a fitness room, a laundry room, two resident services
offices and a resident manager’s office.
“Blue Hibiscus has been a major blessing for me. I struggled when I was living on the
streets and feared that I had no chance of finding my way,” said new resident Darryl
Greene. “Now I am at ease. I don’t have to worry anymore. I know that WHCHC has
provided me with a permanent home and supportive services to help give me the
opportunity to live and be happy again. For that I am truly grateful!”
Designed by KFA and built by Dreyfuss Construction, Blue Hibiscus is designated for
special needs households and includes five apartments for formerly homeless youth.
WHCHC has partnered with the Los Angeles LGBT Center and other social service
agencies to provide supportive services and programs. On-site Resident Services
Coordinators meet with residents to assess their needs, provide referrals to care and
encourage participation in programs that promote healthy and independent living.
“This is the reason we do what we do,” said Jesse Slansky, WHCHC President & CEO. “A
home is the foundation for someone’s life. We are inspired by the stories of our new
residents and are thrilled to be able to provide them with the stability of a beautiful
environment where they will be able to truly age-in-place.”
Blue Hibiscus funders include the City of West Hollywood, the County of Los Angeles, the
California Department of Housing and Community Development, the California Tax Credit
Allocation Committee and Union Bank.
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