In 2012, KCCD/FACE was successful in organizing faith and community leaders to advocate for a community benefits agreement from J.H. Snyder, who was receiving $17 million in public funds for building a $169 million mixed-use project in Koreatown, Los Angeles. KCCD/FACE successfully gained the commitment of J.H. Snyder to build 96 units of affordable housing, donate $1 million for a community center, and provide technical assistance for the development of a Koreatown community center, as part of their community benefits agreement. KCCD /FACE was designated as the nonprofit partner.
In 2014, KCCD/FACE was able to gain the partnership of AMCAL Multi-housing Inc. to proceed with its affordable housing project. Named Meridian Apartments, the building will have 100 units of affordable housing for low-income families in Koreatown. Located by Vermont/Beverly, the mixed-use complex will have retail shops, along with close proximity to public transportation. Construction has begun as of Fall 2015 and KCCD/FACE held its groundbreaking ceremony early 2016 (see press release) KCCD/FACE continues to look and partner with developers for affordable housing projects.
Update: As of April 2017, the Meridian Apartments selection process has concluded and is no longer taking any requests at this time. Selected persons have been notified via e-mail or phone. Those that have not been selected have received an e-mail notification and will also receive a postcard via postal mail.