Affordable, transitional housing finds a home in the Crenshaw Corridor with Hope on Hyde Park. C.W. Driver Companies recently broke ground on a five-story residential community consisting of 98 studios and one-bedroom apartments.
The units which range from 400 to 480 square feet will feature hardwood flooring, floor-to-ceiling windows, natural lighting, and outdoor community space. Once completed the building will also provide residents with access to residential and support services for its chronically unhoused residents in hopes of providing a foundation for them to get back on their feet.
The modern flair of the prefab modular units caught the eye of the American Institute of Architects, Orange County. They recently recognized Hope on Hyde Park as a Design Honor award winner in the affordable housing category.
The $40 million project is estimated to be completed by Summer 2022. It was funded in part through Prop HHH, a $1.2 billion bond measure passed by L.A. voters in 2016 to fund supportive housing.
The prefab units make it easy to replicate. Hope on Alvarado was recently completed, while Hope on Broadway and Hope on Avalon are under construction.
C.W. Driver Companies partnered with international architecture firm KTGY and Aedis Real Estate Group on the project.