TCC Family Health and BRIDGE Housing Break Ground on Anaheim & Walnut

LONG BEACH, November 1, 2021--Today, state and local dignitaries and the Long Beach community will join nonprofit co-developers TCC Family Health (TCC) and BRIDGE Housing to celebrate the groundbreaking of a mixed-use, multi-generational property in Long Beach’s Cambodia Town neighborhood.

The development will include an 18,000 sq. ft. community health and wellness center on the ground floor and 88 affordable apartments above. In addition, plans call for above-grade parking for clinic staff, clients and residents.

TCC Family Health and Wellness will create new jobs and, most importantly, will offer pediatric and adult health care including women’s health/OB services, dental health services, acupuncture, behavioral health services and pharmacy. The Wellness Center featuring flexible meeting spaces, a teaching kitchen and large courtyard, will host health promotion and wellness programs that enhance healing and build community. TCC will also partner with Pacific Asian Counseling Services (PACS), Khmer Girls in Action (KGA) and other community-based organizations to bring additional behavioral health and wellness services to this vibrant multicultural neighborhood. TCC Family Health and Wellness is designed by Abode Communities Architecture.

“We are so thankful to be partnering with BRIDGE Housing to bring not only health, wellness, and healing programs to this vibrant community, but also much needed quality, affordable and supportive housing”, said Dr. Elisa Nicholas, CEO of TCC Family Health. “We look forward to seeing this exciting endeavor come to fruition.”

Anaheim & Walnut’s 88 apartment homes, designed by SVA Architects, consist of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and will be affordable for families earning 30-60% of Area Median Income with 20 of the homes set aside as permanent supportive housing for formerly homeless seniors. A landscaped roof terrace will provide beautiful outdoor space for resident families. Mental Health America Los Angeles and the YMCA of Greater Long Beach will provide resident services.

“We’re honored to partner with TCC Family Health and the Long Beach community on this exciting development,” said Kim McKay, Executive Vice President of BRIDGE Housing. “The co-location of health and wellness services with affordable homes for families and formerly homeless seniors is a winning combination that will bring long-term benefits to the neighborhood.”

Emilio Salas, LACDA Executive Director said, “Developments like Anaheim & Walnut help remove barriers for Los Angeles County residents in need of affordable housing and supportive health services by centralizing resources and creating opportunities for a more stable future. We are honored to collaborate with TCC Family Health and BRIDGE Housing to address local housing needs while building healthier communities.”

“U.S. Bank believes everyone deserves an opportunity to achieve financial stability, and we know that’s hard to do without access to affordable housing, in a thriving community with easy access to supportive services like healthcare,” said Lisa Gutierrez, Senior Vice president of Business Development with U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation (USBCDC), the community investment and tax credit division of U.S. Bank. “That’s why we’re proud to be involved in all aspects of this project – as LIHTC investor and lender on the housing portion with BRIDGE Housing, and NMTC investor on TCC Family Health’s community health center. When the private and public sectors work together, we can help remove disparities, give everyone the chance to achieve financial stability, and have a lasting impact in our communities.”

“We are thrilled and honored to join TCC” said Myron Dean Quon, Esq., Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Asian Counseling Services. “Our co-location will provide limitless opportunities for the Cambodian American community to access highly-needed culturally appropriate and linguistically accessible whole and integrated health services.”

Financial partners for the housing component include the City of Long Beach, Los Angeles County Development Authority, Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach, The Long Beach Community Investment Company, California Department of Housing and Community Development Multifamily Housing Program, U.S. Bank, America First Multifamily Investors, L.P., California Tax Credit Allocation Committee, and California Debt Limit Allocation Committee.

Financial partners for the TCC Family Health and Wellness component include Farmers & Merchants Bank, Border Communities Capital Company, LLC, Corporation for Supportive Housing, U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation, UniHealth Foundation.

TCC Family Health has also received generous support from The Earl B. and Loraine H. Miller Foundation, The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, The Ahmanson Foundation, , The State of California, Bureau of Primary Health Care/HRSA, and many other foundation partners and individual donors.

For more information about TCC Family Health, visit www.tccfamilyhealth.org. To learn more about BRIDGE Housing, visit www.bridgehousing.com.

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RENDERING: https://bridgehousing.com/aw-rendering/
Credit: SVA Architects

MEDIA CONTACTS
TCC Family Health: Diane Nichols, dnichols@tccfamilyhealth.org, 562.264.4648
BRIDGE Housing: Lyn Hikida, lhikida@bridgehousing.com, 415.336.0279

ABOUT TCC FAMILY HEALTH
TCC Family Health (TCC), was founded in 1939 by a group of physicians and community leaders who recognized the importance of access to healthcare for all children, particularly those who are from low income families and who are at risk for health problems. Since then, TCC has grown from offering weekly well-child care to daily, full service health care with primary care services for children, adolescents and adults. TCC is known as a unique leader in the greater Long Beach community, working towards health equity and addressing disparities in health by providing quality care and health education for the underserved of all ages, offering them a true “medical home”.

ABOUT BRIDGE HOUSING
BRIDGE Housing Corporation, a leading nonprofit developer and owner of affordable housing, creates and manages a range of high-quality, affordable homes for families and seniors in California, Oregon and Washington. Since it was founded in 1983, BRIDGE has participated in the development of more than 18,000 homes.