Of all markets remaining active, residential retains a top position in California and the US, especially with calls to action to provide more units. Demand is high for affordable units and single family for sale and for rent. Key to the discussion within the affordable realm is specific to the resident and their unique needs. Workforce housing remains at the forefront, but attention must be paid to the particular uses and needs of veterans in affordable housing as well as faculty housing for K-12 educators.
Workforce and faculty housing necessitates more attention to family space than Veterans housing might. Through our research and experience, we find the primary amenity desired in workforce affordable products is a safe, secure, and fun play area for children. However, veteran housing might emphasize tranquil community spaces for socialization and outdoor gathering.
In all instances, the key to successful communities is strong attention to the needs of the resident and intentional design to how the community lives daily. Then, the allocation of amenitization and budget can be emphasized in areas meeting the highest needs of the community.
ima’s Recent Affordable Multifamily Residential Experience
- National Core 3rd & Dangler Apartments, Los Angeles, CA
- National Core Legacy Square Apartments, Santa Ana, CA
- Civic Partners The Cottages (Single Family for Rent), Lake Elsinore, CA
- AMCAL Affordable Rental Housing, Alegre Apartments, Irvine, CA
- Anton Portola Apartments, Irvine, CA
- UHC Crossings at 29th Street, Los Angeles, CA
- Jamboree Housing The Exchange at Gateway, El Monte, CA
- Anton Muirlands and Branch Creek at Windemere, San Ramon, CA
- UHC Las Cortes, Oxnard, CA
- Vermont and Manchester (Competition), Los Angeles, CA