Thrive Living and JPMorgan Chase Launch 376-Unit Affordable Housing Project in Los Angeles

In its steadfast commitment to addressing housing affordability within urban centers, Thrive Living is taking concrete steps forward with the commencement of its latest mixed-use apartment complex in Los Angeles. The development, underscored by a partnership with JPMorgan Chase, will transform a former industrial storage space into a 376-unit haven for affordable and workforce housing.

Heralding a contemporary six-story design, this edifice at 1457 North Main Street emerges as a direct response to the soaring demand for economically-accessible living spaces in Los Angeles. Thrive Living’s strategic initiative, privy to no reliance on public subsidies, exhibits the company’s dexterity in bridging the affordability gap through private funding mechanisms.

Placing emphasis on speed and impact, Thrive Living has taken a prudent path in utilizing its non-subsidized financial model. “Our non-subsidized financing model enables us to make a bigger impact and move faster to build more affordably priced housing without concern for ceilings imposed by limited tax credits,” remarked Zak Tendle, a Principal at Thrive Living’s Los Angeles office. This forthcoming Main Street project is expected to reach fruition by December 2024, with rents established within reach for residents earning up to 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI).

Moreover, this movement is synergistically reinforced by JPMorgan Chase’s Workforce Housing Solutions group. With a generous $68.5 million construction loan, the banking giant is contributing materially to a pioneering project that knits together affordability with quality living. Lionel Lynch, Director of the Community Development Banking Workforce Housing Solutions Group at JPMorgan Chase, elucidated this sentiment, stating, “This fully rent-restricted Main Street project fills a significant gap between affordable housing for low-income families funded with LIHTC and unrestricted market-rate housing, providing safe and stable housing with attainable rents in high-quality new construction with vibrant community amenities.”

This ambitious endeavor underscores the essence of innovation that permeates through Thrive Living’s ethos. The entity’s design approach, which marries cost-efficiency with uncompromised quality, promises a blueprint not just for housing, but for community rejuvenation. As Thrive Living aspires to erect over 5,000 units annually in California, projects such as the Main Street complex could be seminal in redefining the paradigm of affordable housing—showcasing that quality, inclusivity, and sustainability can join forces to mold the future of urban habitat.