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Triangle Square Apartments Open in Hollywood Offering Senior Housing

Los Angeles, CA - Thursday, March 01, 2007

Triangle Square Apartments Open in Hollywood Offering Senior Housing

McCormack Baron Salazar, a nationally recognized developer of urban affordable housing, and the Los Angeles-based Gay & Lesbian Elder Housing (GLEH) non-profit organization are celebrating the Grand Opening of Triangle Square.  Triangle Square is the nation’s first, affordable, multicultural housing development supporting the needs of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) elders.

Located at the corner of Selma and Ivar in the historic core of Hollywood, Triangle Square is a 104 residential unit structure constructed over covered parking and a single level ground floor which contains the Robert W. Schutrum Activity Center which will be open to residents and nonresidents.  “This activity center will provide social and recreational services to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community”, says Mark Supper, Executive Director of GLEH.

The unit mix consists of 96 one-and 8 two-bedroom units targeted to low income seniors of which 34% of the units will be designated for seniors with HIV/AIDS, homeless or at risk of homelessness.  The housing surrounds an open courtyard with a pool and each floor contains a lounge area and common laundry facility.  Unit features include wall-to-wall carpeting, sheet vinyl flooring, European style kitchen cabinets, a refrigerator, range and hood, garbage disposal, window treatments and pre-wired telephone cable.  Tony Salazar of McCormack Baron Salazar stated, “The amenity level in this development is of the highest quality.  All parties went into this development with the belief that regardless of a senior’s income, race or sexual preference they are entitled to live in a decent, safe and friendly living environment.”

The celebration will take place at Triangle Square (corner of Selma and Ivar) on Thursday, March 22, 2007 beginning at 10:00 a.m. with a program that will include Eric Garcetti ,City Councilmember 13th District, June Lockhart, Board Member,  First Federal Bank of California, William Pavao, Executive Director of the State of California Tax Credit Allocation Committee, Edwin Gipson, Chief of Multi-Family Program, California Housing and Finance Agency, John Perez, Board Member of the City of Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency, Mercedes Marquez, General Manager of the City of Los Angeles Housing Department, Robert Gant, actor and GLBT community leader, Tony Salazar, President – McCormack Baron Salazar West Coast, and Mark Supper, Executive Director  of the Gay & Lesbian Elder Housing.

Financing for the $20,798,000 development was provided by the City of Los Angeles, Redevelopment Agency, Housing Department and the Housing Authority,, the California Housing Finance Agency, the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee, the California Department of  Housing & Community Development, and SunAmerica  “This is truly a public/private partnership with government funds being leveraged in the conventional market place to generate much needed supportive housing in the City of Los Angeles,” said Mr. Salazar.

GLEH ( is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building and operating high-quality affordable, non-discriminatory residential communities with gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) older-adult recreational and social service centers.  The shared goal of GLEH LA and GLEH is to provide a safe, nurturing environment that supports the well-being of GLBT older adults.

In October, 2005, GLEH and its development partners began building the nation’s first nonprofit, affordable, multicultural housing development that includes a community service center supporting the needs of GLBT elders, both residents and non-residents.  The $20.7M facility will create 103 affordable apartments and is located in the heart of Hollywood’s most vibrant redevelopment district.  The building’s GLBT Older Adult Community Center will serve residents of the building and the entire community with social services, classes and cultural events. This project not only benefits the Greater Los Angeles community, but will be recognized as a model of GLBT elder care, and as proof that the GLBT community protects and cares for its own – young and old alike.