The Los Angeles County Community Development Commission (CDC) – which functions as the County’s Housing Authority – received approval to award over $1.8 million in construction contracts for improvements at public housing developments located in Long Beach.
The Board of Supervisors, which acts as the CDC’s Board of Commissioners, approved contracts with M.L. Construction to replace gas lines at the Carmelitos family housing development and with Continental Flooring Company to replace flooring at the 155-unit Carmelitos senior housing complex. The Carmelitos housing community is comprised of 700 units of family and senior housing, an award-winning nursery and community garden, and on-site educational enrichment and family resource centers.
The improvements will be paid for from Capital Fund Program funds allocated by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Capital Fund Program is an important tool by which the Housing Authority ensures the long-term viability of the housing developments and affirms its commitment to quality of life for residents and their families. The Housing Authority utilizes Capital Funds to focus on modernizing major property systems such as roofing, plumbing, electrical, and the replacement of fixtures and appliances.