We are thrilled to announce the grand opening of Spark at Midtown, a 95-unit affordable and permanent supportive housing facility located in Long Beach, CA. Spark at Midtown features 47 one-bedroom, 24 two-bedroom and 24 three-bedroom homes and includes a community room and multi-purpose spaces to facilitate a variety of resident wellness programs, private meeting rooms for case management, a computer lab and an after-school program. Move-ins have already begun! Half of the homes are occupied by individuals and families transitioning out of homelessness, while the other half is occupied by low-income families.
“To know that we’re going to bring in folks that are unhoused and still provide that affordable component needed for so many other families, is really critical in these kinds of projects. And the real reason Spark at Midtown will both make a difference for people in need of housing and bring life back to Central Long Beach, is the group of agencies behind it,” says Robert Garcia, Mayor of Long Beach.
The People Concern will provide our formerly homeless neighbors with on-site intensive case management and wraparound services to ensure they remain housed for good. “This is a really exciting and new adventure for us because it’s our first project-based housing location in Long Beach, with our next one coming online this fall! It’s exciting to get to know the neighborhood, connect with new community partners and support our program participants as they integrate into their new neighborhood,” shares Melissa Vollbrecht, LCSW, Senior Director of Project-Based Housing for The People Concern.