Carson council approves new housing project

The Villaggio, a 149-unit property in Carson, Calif., is a development of Thomas Safran & Associates. Photo courtesy of the City of Carson

Housing project opens door to affordable housing for more than 50 veterans and their families

CARSON – The Carson City Council has unanimously approved a 51-unit affordable housing development with preference to U.S. veterans and their families. Thomas Safran & Associates, a Los Angeles area -based housing developer, will spearhead the development.

The project will include amenities such as a community room, outdoor courtyard with grill, fitness center, and a computer room. Social services and classes on financial planning assistance and other vocations will be provided to the residents free of charge.

The City will provide up to $5.5 million in financial housing assistance toward project development costs. The developer will also seek a 9 percent Low Income Housing Tax Credit from the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee (TCAC) to finance the project.  Construction on the project is scheduled to begin later this year.

“When it comes to our veterans and their [families], Carson is putting its money where its mouth is,” said Mayor Albert Robles. “We hope that other communities and especially the Federal government find a way to assist those who so bravely and unselfishly served our country. We can’t wait until this beautiful and much needed project is built.”

Thomas Safran & Associates has developed over 6,000 units of luxury, affordable and mixed-use rental housing in Southern California for more than 40 years and are specialized in developing and managing high-quality and award-winning properties.

The company has developed several projects in Carson, including the Avalon Courtyard, a 92-unit building; the Villaggio, a 149-unit property; The Gateway, a 86-unit building; and the Renaissance at City Center, a 150-unit market rate luxury apartment development.

For more information, contact John Raymond at (310) 952-1773 or







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