Skid Row Housing Trust
Excellence in Affordable Housing Design
This award recognizes projects that incorporate housing within other community amenities for the purpose of either revitalization or planned growth.
New Carver Apartments in Los Angeles, California. This project demonstrates design that responds to the needs and constraints of affordable housing. New Carver Apartments revived an underutilized neighborhood in downtown Los Angeles with funds from the Los Angeles Housing Department, California’s Department of Housing and Community Development, and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. This sustainable development (it exceeds California’s energy-efficiency requirements) includes 97 units for formerly homeless individuals who earn less than 50 percent of the area median income. Shared spaces and private units offer a safe and secure environment while encouraging interaction between residents. Onsite social services are available.