The City Council approved on Friday the transfer of a small plot of land in Boyle Heights  to Jóvenes Inc, where the nonprofit plans to build housing for homeless youth.

The transfer of the plot known as the Aliso Triangle –on the cul-de-sac- formed by Progress Place and Pleasant Avenue– would allow Jóvenes to expand its campus by connecting it to the surrounding property the nonprofit already owns.

Jóvenes has converted existing property in its campus to transitional or permanent housing for the homeless population it serves. The nonprofit’s headquarters are also on the campus.

The plot is zoned for 22 market-rate units, but Streets Blog Los Angeles is reporting that because Jóvenes owns the adjoining property, it could build as many as 40 affordable housing units on the Aliso Triangle.

The nonprofit recently acquired a house at 3553 East 4th Street which they will convert into permanent housing for homeless youth going to college or post-secondary educational opportunities.

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Kyle Garcia

Kyle García is a former web editor with Boyle Heights Beat.

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