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1 *changing lives and building neighborhoods responsibly

2 The Coalition for Responsible Community Development (CRCD) is a nonprofit community development corporation in the Vernon-Central neighborhood of South Los Angeles. Mission & History CRCD works with residents, businesses, community organizations, and civic leaders to foster a safe and economically vibrant community where young people have opportunities to thrive. Founded in 2005, CRCDs mission is to better sustain, coordinate, and improve local planning, development, and community services that address the needs of low- income residents, Transition Age Youth, and small businesses in South Los Angeles.

3 CRCD serves a 15 square- mile area immediately south of downtown Los Angeles. The Vernon-Central neighborhood is generally located east of the 110 Harbor Freeway and south of Washington Boulevard, in the southern portion of Los Angeles City Council District 9. In CRCDs target area, 37% of families have incomes at or below the poverty level, and 21% of young people aged are unemployed.

4 Housing Pipeline 36 th Street Apartments (partnership with Little Tokyo Service Center) 10 Units, Permanent Supportive Housing for Emancipated Foster and/or Homeless Transition Age Youth Broadway Apartments (partnership with Little Tokyo Service Center) 16 Units Permanent Supportive Housing for Emancipated Foster and/or Homeless Transition Age Youth and Drop In Center on Ground Floor Epworth Apartment (partnership with Little Tokyo Service Center) 20 Units, Permanent Supportive Housing for Emancipated Foster and/or Homeless Transition Age Youth with Mental Disabilities Figueroa Street Apartments (partnership with Little Tokyo Service Center) 20 Units, Permanent Supportive Housing for Adults with Disabilities Historic 28 th Street YMCA (partnership with Clifford Beers Housing) 50 Units, Permanent Supportive Housing for Emancipated Foster and/or Homeless Transition Age Youth with Mental Disabilities and Adults with Mental Disabilities. Historic Dunbar Village (partnership with Thomas Saffron & Associates) 89 Units, Affordable Housing for Seniors and Families 196 Units - $80 Million in Development Cost Lee Young

5 Smart Collaboration / Collaboration is Smart Allows for: Place Based Community Development Focused Development in Target Area that Directly Benefit the Surrounding Community. Capacity Building Development of Agency Ability to Develop Long Term Staffing and Administration Sustainability Economical Shared Resources and Staff Team Limits Financial Exposure Income / Fee Splits

6 Future Thinking Beyond Unit Production and Fees, But Neighborhood Impact Development Goals Moving Forward Collaboration vs. Independent Development

7 Mark Anthony Wilson, Executive Director 3101 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA Fax *changing lives and building neighborhoods responsibly


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