The latest portion of an enormous supportive housing community in Long Beach opened Monday, bringing 120 units of supportive housing to the 27-acre site of a former Naval housing complex.
Called Anchor Place, the new development adds to the harbor-adjacent Century Villages at Cabrillo community, which provides housing to over 1,500 veterans, formerly homeless residents, and those at risk of becoming homeless.
The new five-story complex is one of many additions to the site since the Navy moved out in the ’90s. It will include a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom units; 75 of them will be set aside for veterans, while 45 will be for extremely low-income residents (those making under 30 percent of LA’s median income).
Those who live in the new complex will have access to the broader community’s supportive services, along with new open space and recreational amenities.
This is one of several updates on the way to the community, including restoration of a former social hall from the site’s Navy days and the relocation of a bus stop that will soon be placed within the boundaries of the community.