The Janet L. Witkin Center, an affordable housing development for seniors, formally opened its doors at a ceremony yesterday.
The Witkin Center, at 937 Fairfax Ave. near Romaine, offers 17 housing units for very low-income and chronically homeless seniors. Two of the Center’s units will be provided for seniors with vision or mobility issues. Six of the units will house formerly homeless seniors. A full-time service coordinator will be on-site as a resource to residents.
The Witkin Center is owned and managed by Affordable Living for the Aging, a nonprofit organization founded in 1978 to provide options for the elderly to live independent and productive lives. Construction of the center was made possible by $1.6 million in funding from California Bank & Trust. The Center is named for Affordable Living for the Aging’s founder.