Century welcomed Governor Gavin Newsom to CVC on Tuesday, following last week’s State of the State address, where he called on cities to do their part to address California’s housing crisis. Joined by Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, Newsom’s tour of the CVC community took place ahead of his afternoon meeting with other mayors of other California cities to discuss housing plan compliance. “Century is proud to stand side-by-side with the City of Long Beach in showcasing our work at the Villages,” Century Housing Corporation Senior Vice President Brian D’Andrea said. “CVC is a wonderful example of what can be accomplished through a collaborative and integrated model that brings
From Brian D’Andrea,Senior Vice President, Century Housing Corporation December 11 was a historic night in our collective effort to end homelessness in Long Beach. Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia and City Council received a report of the Everyone Home Task Force, a collection of business leaders, affordable housing developers, advocates, diverse stakeholders and City staff, appointed by the Mayor and chaired by CSULB President Jane Close Conoley. The Task Force met five times over the course of six months, including once at the Villages at Cabrillo, and developed specific goals for the City to achieve over the next five years, along with a set of policy recommendations to enable
We are proud that our own Anchor Place recently won three coveted architectural awards: LABC’s Housing Award, AIA’s award for Housing, and PCBC’s Grand Award for Best Affordable Housing Community. LABC’s 48th Annual Architectural Awards: Each year, the Los Angeles Business Council’s (LABC) respected L.A. Architectural Awards honor projects that utilize innovative design standards to elevate Los Angeles skylines. From this year’s more than 275 submissions, Anchor Place was proud to take home the Housing Award. (See other winning projects here.) “This year we received a historic number of high-quality submissions that embody the extraordinary spirit of creativity and collaboration that makes L.A. a world-class city,” said LABC President Mary Leslie.
The east wall of the Knabe Exchange building just got a new facelift. Last month, more than 60 Century Villages at Cabrillo (CVC) residents and volunteers gathered over a weekend to help paint the 36’ x 15’ mural honoring veterans and CVC’s naval history. At the helm was nationally recognized muralist Art Mortimer, who spent almost a year researching and developing the art piece and another month prepping, painting and finalizing it. The idea for the mural was born almost 10 years ago when the building, which houses the U.S.VETS dining hall, the “Old Soldiers” Deli and the Cabrillo Canteen, was being remodeled, but it took time to find the
Thursday, April 12th marked a momentous occasion as Century Villages at Cabrillo commemorated its 20th anniversary with a gala in Downtown Long Beach. More than 300 guests were in attendance, including donors, elected officials, sponsors, city and county staff, and Century staff and board members. The event celebrated 20 years of building our community, from humble beginnings to our current collaboration of 11 partners and more than 20 community organizations, countless interns, volunteers and staff who work tirelessly to focus on the needs of more than 2000 residents. Throughout the evening, we honored individuals whose courage, wisdom, foresight and compassion were instrumental in making the concept of the Villages
Yesterday, the City of Long Beach, Century Housing, CVC, and dozens of partners and supporting agencies celebrated the grand opening of Anchor Place, a 120-unit affordable housing development for families and veterans experiencing homelessness. Located within the CVC campus, the five-story development includes 75 units reserved for veterans experiencing homelessness and 45 units set aside for extremely low-income residents. Anchor Place consists of a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom units, extensive open space, and courtyard recreational areas. “Providing affordable, safe, and secure housing for a veterans and families is a key to addressing the City’s housing needs,” said Councilmember Roberto Uranga. “This development will support the tremendous efforts at the Century Villages