Families and individuals interested in affordable housing occupancy at the Boyle Hotel Apartments can begin applying for the wait list at the end of the month, according to East Los Angeles Community Corp., the nonprofit handling the project.
A $24.6 million restoration that began in 2010 transformed the Historic Boyle Hotel-Cummings Block, also known as the Mariachi Hotel, into a mixed-used residential and commercial project with an additional 20-unit complex adjacent to the building. The Boyle Hotel Apartments, located directly across from the Metro Gold Line Mariachi Plaza Station at First Street and Boyle Avenue, will be open in May with 51 units of affordable housing, a Mariachi Cultural Center and approximately 4,150 square feet of commercial retail space. Rents will range from $330 to $975 for studio units and three-bedroom units.
ELACC encourages interested applicants to visit their offices or call (323) 604-1980 to be included in the ‘interest list,’ which has been open for over a year. However, interested applicants on the list must note that this is not a potential tenant wait list. Those on the ‘interest list’ will be mailed a postcard and a phone number to a wait list hotline””open at the end of the month”” with instructions on how to submit an application. A lottery will then determine what applications will be reviewed for candidacy by the John Stewart Company, the property management company hired to manage the project.
According to ELACC, affordable housing occupancy in Boyle Heights has been extremely competitive. Recent nearby housing developments have turned up about 500 applicants. The nonprofit expects higher numbers for this project. Priority will be given to qualifying L.A. County tenants who were previously displaced due to an affordable housing construction project, including those relocated from the Boyle Hotel.
A previously published version of this story incorrectly reported rents ranged from $400 to $600.