LA LGBT Center Invites WeHo Seniors to Apply for Affordable Housing

Illustration of the LA LGBT Center’s McCadden Place senior housing building

The City of West Hollywood is getting the word out that applications for new affordable senior housing will be accepted by the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Senior Services program for the forthcoming McCadden Campus senior housing site, which will offer 98 new, affordable, low-income units designed for people who are ages 62 and over.

The LGBT Center’s McCadden Campus senior housing is anticipated to be completed in fall 2020 and will feature studios and one-bedroom rentals. There will be fully accessible units for people with mobility, hearing, and/or vision disabilities. Future residents will be welcomed into the LA LGBT Center’s wide range of community programming specializing in HIV+ wellness, gender identity, and LGBT social and cultural support. Other services will include meals, case management, and employment training.

The new senior housing site will be located adjacent to the Center’s Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Senior Center at the Anita May Rosenstein Campus on North Las Palmas Avenue in Hollywood, just east of West Hollywood, and is a project of the Los Angeles LGBT Center and Thomas Safran & Associates. The City of West Hollywood contributed $2.1 million to the project from the city’s local housing trust fund. Applications will be accepted by the Los Angeles LGBT Center until March 4.

There will be three opportunities for local residents to submit applications in person in West Hollywood:

  • Friday, Feb. 28, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Blvd.;
  • March 2, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the West Hollywood Park Auditorium, located at 647 N. San Vicente Blvd.; and
  • March 4 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Blvd.

For more information about programs and services for seniors in the City of West Hollywood, please contact the City of West Hollywood’s Social Services Division at (323) 848-6510 or visit www.weho.org/wehocares.

For more information about McCadden Campus senior housing, contact the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Senior Services program by calling (323) 860-5830 or go online here.

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Scott Lamar
Scott Lamar
6 months ago

Why are they discriminating against anyone who is under 62 years of age? The Center has set aside 25 units for LGBT teens and those in their early 20’s. So in actuality anyone between 24 and 62 cannot apply for one of the Center’s new units. I understand that senior living communities exist all over and are able to restrict their residents to being over a certain age requirement, but with the Center’s inclusion of teens and those in their early 20’s, the “senior” aspect of the Center is no longer applicable. The Center is discriminating against those of us… Read more »

Oh no
Oh no
6 months ago

No they unfortunately are forced to allow anyone because of not that would discriminate against those that aren’t gay. They are trying to get the word out to the demographic that they’d like to see get some units.

Ham Shipey
Ham Shipey
6 months ago

Do they have to be gay?