The focus of low-income housing projects is often function over form. But a development in unincorporated Los Angeles County goes a step further by offering layers of community services in addition to affordable housing.

Located at the Casa Dominguez complex are 70 affordable housing units. Ranging from 1- to 4-bedrooms, the complex services the housing needs of residents who earn between 30 and 50 percent of the area’s average income. But it’s the other amenities that set the property apart from others. For instance, there is a walk-in clinic that provides care six days per week. In the clinic is a benefits coordinator who helps patients find coverage for their needs.

Several units at the property have been specially set-aside for young adults transitioning out of the foster care system.  Children have access to after-school care and a computer lab. Common areas are used for social gatherings.

The facility cost $28 million to construction, and with the inclusion of solar panels on roofs, it is LEED certified.

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