Families and individuals interested in affordable housing occupancy at the Boyle Hotel Apartments can begin applying for the wait list at the end of the month, according to East Los Angeles Community Corp., the nonprofit handling the project.

A $24.6 million restoration that began in 2010 transformed the Historic Boyle Hotel-Cummings Block, also known as the Mariachi Hotel, into a mixed-used residential and commercial project with an additional 20-unit complex adjacent to the building. The Boyle Hotel Apartments, located directly across from the Metro Gold Line Mariachi Plaza Station at First Street and Boyle Avenue, will be open in May with 51 units of affordable housing, a Mariachi Cultural Center and approximately 4,150 square feet of commercial retail space. Rents will range from $330 to $975 for studio units and three-bedroom units.

ELACC encourages interested applicants to visit their offices or call (323) 604-1980 to be included in the ‘interest list,’ which has been open for over a year. However, interested applicants on the list must note that this is not a potential tenant wait list. Those on the ‘interest list’ will be mailed a postcard and a phone number to a wait list hotline””open at the end of the month”” with instructions on how to submit an application. A lottery will then determine what applications will be reviewed for candidacy by the John Stewart Company, the property management company hired to manage the project.

According to ELACC, affordable housing occupancy in Boyle Heights has been extremely competitive. Recent nearby housing developments have turned up about 500 applicants. The nonprofit expects higher numbers for this project. Priority will be given to qualifying L.A. County tenants who were previously displaced due to an affordable housing construction project, including those relocated from the Boyle Hotel.

Read more about the Boyle Hotel-Cummings Block.
Visit East Los Angeles Community Corporation or call them at (323) 269-4214
Images of Boyle Hotel Apartments provided by ELACC.

A previously published version of this story incorrectly reported rents ranged from $400 to $600.

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    Hello BHB:

    Love your blog. Think you have a
    broken link.

    Tried to sign-up for your newsletter…got an error message…and then tried to send you an email to tell you…again no luck…

    …now I know it is Mercury-Retrograde LOL…but this is crazy.

    Please add me to your newsletter list 7 keep up the excellent work.



    The Gringo Mayor
    of Boyle Heights : )

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      Elisa Hough

      Hi Al, sorry about that! It’s a problem we’re aware of and have been scratching our heads over. In the meantime, I’ve added you to the newsletter list by hand. You should get your first one tomorrow morning!

      Thanks for letting us know,
      Elisa Hough (interim online editor)

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        Hi Elisa, I was also trying to get on the waiting list, I know it’s late but are there any other openings?

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