20/20 Plumbing & Heating Joins Linc Housing in Welcoming New Residents to The Nook
As trade partner to Linc Housing and General Contractor Walton, 20/20 Plumbing & Heating, Inc. is delighted to join the organization in welcoming new residents to its new housing community in Whittier, California. The Nook is a 27-unit apartment community designed to serve transition age youth who are 18- to 24-years old and in need of stable housing. All apartments will be filled through referrals from the County of Los Angeles Coordinated Entry System (CES).
Located at 14433 Leffingwell Road in South Whittier, The Nook is comprised of 26 one-bedroom homes and one two-bedroom manager’s unit. The building’s sleek, contemporary aesthetic is matched by an array of modern amenities designed for young residents, including a computer lab, community room, patio, second-floor roof deck and a community kitchen. These spaces will support community building as well as group educational experiences. The design further incorporates sustainable features, including energy- and water-saving elements that will reduce utility costs while helping the environment.
Due to generous gifts from donors and help from volunteers, Linc Housing was able to fully stock all 26 apartments with housing essentials. “This program is so vital to ensuring that our new young residents who are transitioning out of foster care, and at times homelessness, feel at home in their new environment,” a Linc Housing spokesperson said.
“Young adults who haven’t had the benefit of family support and struggle with housing stability are at great risk of becoming chronically homeless,” said Suny Lay Chang, Linc Housing’s president and chief operating officer. “Instead of dreaming about their futures as they begin their independent lives, they’re wondering where they’re going to sleep. Our goal is to address this problem head on by providing a roof over their heads as well as supportive services to help ensure success.”
Linc Housing is a nonprofit developer and manager of affordable and supportive housing throughout California. With a mission of building communities and strengthening neighborhoods for people who are underserved by the marketplace, Linc Housing builds more than places of residence; it builds sustainable communities that provide families with a strong foundation for educational attainment and economic mobility. Through its resident services, Linc Housing delivers life-enhancing programs such as adult education, youth programs and family engagement activities.
Linc Housing’s portfolio includes new construction; acquisition and preservation; supportive housing; and community development. To date, Linc Housing has helped create nearly 8,800 homes in 88 communities throughout the state. Learn more about The Nook and other Linc Housing initiatives by visiting: https://www.linchousing.org/.
Jovenes (which translates to ‘youth’ in Spanish), is Linc’s supportive services partner and provides housing and supportive services to youth experiencing homelessness throughout Southeast Los Angeles County. Founded in 1989, the nonprofit delivers services that enhance the effectiveness of supportive housing, including individualized case management services and support for issues related to mental and physical health, substance abuse and legal needs. With a core belief that every person deserves safe housing and the opportunity to build a successful future, Jovenes provides education, job placement assistance, and help with practical skills like financial management, personal relationship development and self-esteem building. (www.jovenesinc.org.)
20/20 Plumbing & Heating recently assisted Linc Housing and General Contractor National CORE in building another successful project, Fairview Heights Apartments, a mixed-use development comprised of 100 apartment homes and 7,394 square feet of commercial/retail space located in Inglewood, California. We frequently support affordable housing initiatives for veterans, seniors and other low-income communities. We are proud to deliver the highest quality services, regardless of budget, to ensure that our California and Nevada neighbors have safe and comfortable places to call home.