Plaza Ortiz, a 53-unit affordable housing development, opened in El Monte, primarily to serve veterans.
“Today we celebrated a brighter future,” Supervisor Hilda Solis said at the grand opening ceremony. “Thank you to the Cesar Chavez Foundation for your investment in City of El Monte. I am proud that the Los Angeles County Development Authority was able to contribute $6.75 million and 27 project-based vouchers to help realize this project.”
“Plaza Ortiz’s proximity to transit will provide access to the greater Metrolink and Metro Los Angeles transit network so that our Veterans can get to work, school, and any other destination with ease,” she added. “It is a demonstration of what we can accomplish when we work together.”
Plaza Ortiz has affordable apartments with one, two or three bedrooms, as well as a computer lab, playground, community room, laundry facilities, and parking. It was named after an El Monte veteran who died during the Korean War but whose remains were not returned to the US until 2019.
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