Avalon Groundbreaking

On May 1, 2013, A Community of Friends (ACOF) celebrated the groundbreaking of Avalon Apartments, a new construction, three-story building of 54 apartments in the Willowbrook neighborhood of Los Angeles. This $14.7 million project will provide high quality affordable housing to low income families and individuals and families who have been homeless and have a diagnosed mental illness. This development will be designed to meet LEED Silver certification standards. Speakers included  The Honorable Mark Ridley-Thomas, Los Angeles County Supervisor, Dr. Marv Southard, Los Angeles Department of Mental Healt, Sean Rogan, Los Angeles County Community Development Commission, Dr. John H. Griffith, Kedren Community Health Center, Inc, and  Debbie Burkart, National Vice President, Supportive Housing National Equity Fund, Inc.