Los Angeles Mayor Bass Joins WHCHC to open Berendo Sage
Forty-two families housed at all new affordable apartment community
West Hollywood, California (March 14, 2023) — Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass, community leaders and new residents celebrated the grand opening of West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation’s (WHCHC) all-new affordable apartment community, Berendo Sage, on Friday, March 10, 2023.
“This is very exciting,” Mayor Bass exclaimed. “This is the goal.”
Located in the Koreatown/Pico-Union neighborhoods of Los Angeles, Berendo Sage provides 42 high-quality affordable rental apartments for families with limited income, with 21 units reserved as permanent supportive housing for households who have experienced homelessness.
Downtown Women's Center Campus Expansion
United Building Company announces it is working with the Downtown Women’s Center to build new housing for homeless women on Skid Row and that it is working closely with Daylight and GTM Holdings to provide pre-development and value engineering guidance. The new building, designed by Gensler and KFA, would provide 98 units along with 17 service offices for clients of the current Women’s Center, the new building and the Skid Row Community.
UBC Annual Picnic - Calamigos Ranch
The UBC team enjoyed its “ Polka in Paradise” summer picnic this year under sunny skies in Malibu.
More Than A Roof Event - June 2022
Along with Hollywood Community Housing Corporation we celebrated the topping off event at Palm Vista which will create 91 apartments for homeless and low-income households in Winnetka.
UBC Team Appreciation Luncheon - April 2022
With the curtailment of Covid restrictions throughout Los Angeles, UBC sponsored another one of our UBC Team Appreciation luncheons at our Berendo building in Koreatown.
Here, at these events, we say THANK YOU to our subcontractors, our field team and all the hardworking professionals that, each and very day, work to expand the City’s supply of affordable housing for families, seniors, Veterans of the U.S. Military, those experiencing homelessness, as well as to each community in which we build!
Thank you from United Building Company!
UBC Groundbreaking Announcement - Q1 2022
United Building Company is please to announce the start of three new jobs in the first quarter of 2022, including two where the clients held Groundbreaking ceremonies: My Angel and MLK/ PCH.
Two supportive housing developments rise on neighboring sites in Hyde Park
A short walk south at 6527-6549 S. Crenshaw Boulevard, wood framing is now complete for the Depot at Hyde Park, a similar project from co-developers GTM Holdings and WORKS.
The five-story development, which replaced a 10-unit apartment, will create a total of 43 residential units above 1,500 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and a 22-car parking garage. Plans also call for on-site supportive services and open space for residents.
$58.5m in bonds approved for affordable housing in Boyle Heights and Winnetka
As part of its consent calendar, the Los Angeles City Council has approved the issuance of more than $58 million in bond financing for the construction of two affordable and permanent supportive housing developments.The first, called Palm Vista, is being developed through a partnership between Hollywood Community Housing Corporation and GTM Holdings. Plans call for razing a collection of automobile-related businesses at 20116-20128 Sherman Way in Winnetka to make way for a new four-story edifice featuring 44 supportive housing units, 45 low-income housing units, and two manager's apartments.
42-Unit Supportive Affordable Complex Breaks Ground in Pico-Union
In the Pico-Union neighborhood, United Building Company was selected to build Berendo Sage, the latest in a series of new affordable housing complex from West Hollywood Community Housing Corp.The building, located on a City-owned property at 1035 S. Berendo Street, will consist of a six-story building featuring 42 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments in addition, split between formerly homeless individuals and general lower-income households.
Community Corp. to build 48 affordable apartments on Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica’s largest affordable housing developer selected UBC to construct 48 apartments on Pico Boulevard across the street from Santa Monica College.
Community Corporation of Santa Monica is demolishing a church at 1819 Pico Blvd. to construct a four-story building for low-income renters. In addition to apartments, the 46-foot-tall building will house a food hall and community room on its ground floor, according to an Architectural Review Board report. Community Corp. plans to include 49 underground parking spaces and 109 bicycle stalls in the project.
With money approved by LA voters, apartments for homeless "finally" open
In 2016, Los Angeles voters signed off on a ballot measure (Proposition HHH) setting aside more than $1 billion for construction of permanent housing to alleviate the city's homeless crisis.
On Monday, more than three years later, local officials celebrated the opening of the first five dozen affordable apartments funded by the measure. Residents began moving into the South LA housing complex, called 88th and Vermont, in December 2019. The property is now 100% occupied.