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Revitalizing Jordan Downs

 In 2012, the team of The Michaels Organization and BRIDGE Housing was selected as Master Developer of Jordan Downs. Earlier, the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles, in conjunction with residents and a broad spectrum of stakeholders, initiated a comprehensive plan to rebuild Jordan Downs into a mixed-use, mixed-income community. The plan has the ambitious goal of creating a vibrant urban village that will serve as a national model for the renewal of public housing.

The multi-phase effort calls for one-to-one replacement of the existing 700 public housing apartments and the addition of up to 1,400 affordable and market-rate homes, along with much needed neighborhood-serving retail, community centers and parks. BRIDGE and The Michaels Organization will also develop a comprehensive Human Capital Plan to provide family support, job training, and community programs for residents to move toward self-sufficiency.

The video above, created for BRIDGE's 30th anniversary in 2013, introduces viewers to the site, resident Aaron Pineda and Los Angeles Councilmember Joe Buscaino. 

The Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles produced this video about the formation of a Girl Scout Troop in Watts--part of a community safety initiative supported by LAPD and the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles.


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