Case Studies on Housing Innovation



One Housing Community Changes Many Lives


Bringing Homes and HOPE in Record Time

Opened in December 2017, Zinnia is a family-oriented, 72-unit affordable housing community located within walking distance to numerous amenities in Signal Hill. See how it is changing lives.

In 2019, for the first time, the number one issue for Bellflower residents was homelessness. See how Bellflower provided HOPE for the unsheltered.


Shipping Containers Become Housing for the Homeless


Long Beach Transit Oriented Development

Watts Works, a permanent supportive housing project begun in August of 2019, uses innovative methods to provide 24-units of affordable housing to formerly homeless residents in Los Angeles.

Located at Long Beach and Anaheim streets, the Long Beach Senior Arts Colony is an affordable senior community which catalyzed the surrounding neighborhood revitalization. 

santa ana building

Office Building Restored as Affordable Family Housing

Lakewood Scattered Sites Study

The Santa Ana Arts Collective (SAAC) is Santa Ana’s first project under the City’s adaptive reuse ordinance, containing residential, live/work, and community spaces, and is Meta Housing’s first working artist community in Orange County.

The City of Lakewood is predominantly a single-family community. A request for proposals issued by the City of Lakewood called for the creation of more affordable housing development by taking advantage of smaller scattered sites within the area.


L.A. Clergy Become Partners in Affordable Housing Development



This study focused on identifying opportunities for bridge housing on church property in Los Angeles. The study included 24 opportunity sites which encompass approximately 11 acres of potentially developable land for bridge housing.