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Affordable Housing Grant Program

United Neighbors In Defense Against Displacement (UNIDAD) Coalition is a strong, proud, and diverse alliance of labor and community organizations with a history of building successful partnerships that secure real community benefits from large urban development projects.  Through our campaign work, we are committed to future development of South LA that includes and benefits all members of the community.

This Affordable Housing Grant Program has been established because of past organizing efforts which led to more resources for our neighborhood through the Lorenzo Community Benefits Agreement.  The Lorenzo project is located at 2300 and 2327 South Flower Street in South Los Angeles and is a mixed use, residential development consisting of 1,051 new residential units, 34,000 square feet of retail uses, and 7,500 square feet of health and wellness center uses.  The Lorenzo Community Benefits Agreement was negotiated between Palmer/Flower Street Properties LP and various community organizations.  This agreement provides community resources, including $1,050,000 in funding for affordable housing, of which $410,000 remain.

The $410,000 in funding for affordable housing is now available for the creation of new affordable housing for local families, students, and workers, and the preservation of existing low-income housing – all core goals of the UNIDAD Coalition. The Affordable Housing Grant Program serves the community and nonprofit developers who need readily available capital to move an affordable housing project forward.

You should consider applying for a one-time grant of up to $100,000 if your organization is:

  • Actively pursuing a property that includes the development of affordable housing for low-income households earning an annual income of 60% or less of area median income (based on HUD income levels). Priority will be given to projects with at least 10% of units restricted to households earning 35% or less of area median income.
  • The Project is located within the boundaries defined in the grant announcement (projects must be in the City of Los Angeles).

We invite you to fill-out the grant application and send it to by June 24, 5pm.

Thank you for the critical, high-impact community work that your organization engages in daily to improve the City of Los Angeles.

cover page: Affordable Housing Grant Application and Description
Click here for grant program desicription
map of South LA Affordable Housing Boundaries
South LA Affordable Housing Boundaries map