East LA Community Corporation invites you to the first community meeting for the proposed affordable housing development in Mariachi Plaza. At this initial meeting, we will be reviewing the rent levels for the units, the populations that will be living in the development, and how you can get involved and collaborate in the process.
The current proposal includes:
• A 60-unit affordable rental development for low-income families and transitional age youth.
• A rental office, community room and ample office space for tenant service use, including case management.
• Over 6,340 square feet of retail on street level facing the plaza and a 2,035 mariachi cultural center for the Organizacion de Mariachis Unidos de Los Angeles (OMULA), to provide music classes out of the property and offer summer programming out of the actual plaza. OMULA has been an active organization and many of its membership rely on seeking employment from the plaza.
• Across the street from Bailey Street, a community garden operated by CALO YouthBuild that would serve as green open space for the community, access to fresh, traditional produce and nutritionally rich foods in Boyle Heights, where nutritious food is much less available than in other areas.
Additionally, we plan to collaborate with Jovenes, Inc. to provide supportive services for the transitional age youth population on site, free of charge. Jovenes, Inc. provides services for youth age 18-24 in the firm of employment services, referrals and advocacy for public benefits, and mental health services.
For more information, contact:
Fernando Abarca 323-604-1983
Jacqueline Monterrosas 323-604-1951