A recently completed 88-unit housing project in Central Long Beach will begin taking applications tomorrow for 47 affordable units, according to the developer.
Officials broke ground on the “Wellspring” community located at the corner of Anaheim Street and Walnut Avenue in 2021. The $57.7 million project, which is a partnership between Bridge Housing and TCC Family Health, is expected to provide both affordable housing and health care services for residents.
The application period opens Tuesday, July 11, and a community meeting is scheduled Tuesday afternoon at Lincoln Elementary School at 4:30 p.m. The meeting is not mandatory to apply for a unit at Wellspring, but it’s an opportunity for anyone interested in living at the property to learn more about it.
The application period opens at 9 a.m., according to the Wellspring website.
“We’re proud to offer high-quality affordable homes paired with services to seniors and families in the City of Long Beach’s Cambodia Town neighborhood,” Bridge Housing CEO Ken Lombard said in a statement. “Wellspring is an excellent example of public-private collaboration and shows the power of our collective will to address the housing crisis.”
Of the 47 units that are open for early applications as of Tuesday, 20 will be reserved for Long Beach residents and the other 27 will be available to other residents of the county who meet the income requirements.
Applications will be accepted from July 11 through Aug. 1 and applicants will be prioritized through a lottery system. Applicants who are selected will be notified around the second week of August, according to Bridge Housing.
To qualify for the one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, families must have an annual household income between 30% and 60% of the area median income. Recently released state income limits put those figures between $29,400 and $58,920 for a family of four.
People with housing vouchers are eligible to apply for units at Wellspring.
Another 20 units will be are being set aside for formerly homeless seniors and 20 other units will be reserved for extremely low-income households, which will be referred through the city’s Housing Authority, according to Jet Doye, a Bridge Housing spokesperson.
One unit will be set aside for an on-site manager.
A rent schedule released by Wellspring Tuesday shows units will be rented for between $874 per month and $1,859 per month, depending on the size of the unit and the household income of the renters.
Lincoln Elementary School is located at 1175 E. 11th St., and the meeting is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. Details on how to apply can be found at the Wellspring website.
Editor’s note: This story has been updated to clarify how many of the units are available through the application process, with more information from Bridge Housing.