Historic California hospital to be converted into affordable housing

Los Angeles County officials are making progress on a plan to convert the historic General Hospital building into affordable housing units, according to a July 27 report from the Los Angeles Times.

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on July 24 directed the county departments to report within four months on a potential timeline and allocate up to $194.7 million in funding for the project.

"Cementing our commitment to its restoration and reuse can aid in our response to the housing crisis our region is experiencing, as well as provide exceptional health services - carrying on the hospital’s over 150-year-old mission," County Supervisor Hilda Solis said. 

The residential overhaul of the former General Hospital will include 184 market-rate units and 371 affordable housing units.

The project is part of the "Restorative Care Village" proposal. The county effort began in 2017, intending to combine resources for homelessness, unemployment, mental health, and substance abuse on the County-USC campus.

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