Walkable Affordable Housing Downtown Long Beach, CA
Modern low-income apartments, resident services in LA County
Built in 2008, Puerto del Sol is an award-winning, affordable housing community for large families in Long Beach, CA. The modern architecture and an innovative design include four interior courtyards. Each apartment home has its own balcony/patio to encourage enjoyment of Long Beach’s year-round beautiful weather.
The overall exterior design creates a sense of multiple family homes rather than one large box-like structure. Puerto del Sol is part of a larger neighborhood revitalization effort and provides workforce housing to families in an area with high demand and housing/ land costs that are out of reach for many working families.
The location is extremely walkable, with extensive dining and shopping options within a few blocks of the community. Across the street from a school and children’s health clinic, and adjacent to a park, Puerto del Sol creates convenience and a high quality of life for busy working families. Walking distance to bus and rail lines, a car share and bike share, Puerto del Sol makes commuting with or without a car convenient.
Puerto del Sol features a community center with onsite services tailored to residents and their families provided by Jamboree’s Community Impact Group. Residents can participate in homework assistance and tutoring, after-school and summer programs for children, arts and crafts, computer training, ESL, fitness, art, consumer credit counseling and financial literacy classes. Activities also include a wide variety of community-building events. An onsite playground provides children with a place to play outdoors.
Jamboree maintains deeply committed to keeping this transit-oriented housing affordable and well maintained for the long-term. Strong partnerships with the City of Long Beach, investors and property management make this possible.