Affordable Housing for the Arts and Entertainment Community
Opening in summer 2023 | Applications available in early 2023
Developed in partnership with the Entertainment and Community Fund (formerly The Actors Fund)
Learn how to apply and join one of our online seminars HERE
Information Hotline: (888) 291-9994
TTY: (800) 855-7100
Units will be equipped with a full kitchen (range/oven, refrigerator) and tub/shower combination in the bathroom. Extensive indoor recreational amenities will be provided at the property including a computer room, fitness room, laundry facilities, and an on-site management office. Not all units will be guaranteed on-site parking.
*Income limits and rents are subject to change due to strict adherence to program guidelines. In addition to income and household size requirements, applicants who are artists or arts workers receive a general preference for apartments. Income requirements and eligibility criteria for the artist preference will be available in the application.
What are expected monthly rents?*
*Rents are adjusted annually by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and are subject to change.
- Twenty (20) studio units
- Seventy (70) one-bedroom units
- Thirty-Nine (39) two-bedrooms units
- Twenty-Three (23) three-bedroom units
All eligible applications for Hollywood Arts Collective will be entered into a random selection lottery. The list of those selected in the lottery will be posted. The location and date of the posted list of lottery winners will be provided in a letter which will be sent to all applicants confirming receipt of their application. Applicants chosen in the lottery but not assigned a unit will be placed on a waiting list for future availability. Please refer to the Tenant Selection Plan for complete details.
Hollywood Arts Collective is a Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) project. LIHTC is the most prolific program available to developers to create affordable housing for low-income Americans. The tax code allows an artist preference in LIHTC projects. For projects with an artist preference, that means that housing units are filled first with applicants who meet the eligibility criteria for the artist preference. If the units cannot be filled with eligible artist candidates, the units will be filled with applicants from the general pool.
For the purposes of the Artist Preference, “artist” is someone who is regularly engaged in an artistic, creative, or cultural activity or practice and pursues such practice on a professional basis. For the purposes of this definition, artistic, creative, or cultural practices may include the following disciplines:
- Performing Arts including dancers, actors, musicians, singers, songwriters, puppeteers, composers, choreographers, and production related arts and entertainment workers.
- Media Arts including television, radio, documentaries, digital media, animation, new media, and production related arts and entertainment workers.
- Interdisciplinary Art including installation art, public and performance art, and time-based, experiential art.
- Literary Arts including writers of fiction, creative non-fiction, plays, poetry, lyrics and literature.
- Visual Arts including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, photography, mixed media, and design.
- Folk Arts and Crafts including beadwork, masks, textiles, jewelry, and glass.
- The applicant will first be evaluated based on Income from Arts Work. The applicant must provide documentation to demonstrate earnings, from all eligible disciplines, over $6,500 annually for three out of the last five years. If the applicant does not meet this Income from Arts Work eligibility criteria; then the applicant will be evaluated using the second criteria.
- The applicant will be evaluated based on engagement in and professional commitment to Artistic Practice which will be evaluated and determined based on a portfolio review by the Artist Committee.
Voucher applicants and applicants of subsidized units are exempt from the minimum income requirements.
- One person: $66,720
- Two persons: $76,240
- Three persons: $85,760
- Four persons: $95,280
- Five persons: $102,960
- Six persons: $110,560
- Seven persons: $118,160
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One-bedroom rents will be up to approximately $1,787 per month
Two-bedroom rents will be up to approximately $2,144 per month
Three-bedroom rents will be up to approximately $2,478 per month
Note: There are a limited number of units available at the lower rents. Lower rents will be assigned as applicants qualify in rank order.
*The rents are adjusted annually by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and are subject to change.
- Any member of the household is married and either files or is entitled to file a joint tax return.
- The household consists of at least one single parent and his or her minor children, and the parent is not a dependent of a third party. Any children may be claimed as a dependent of either parent, regardless of tenancy in unit.
- At least one member of the household receives assistance under Title IV of the Social Security Act. (AFDC, TANF, CalWORKS, etc. – Not SSA or SSI)
- At least one member is enrolled in a job training program receiving assistance under the Work Investment Act (WIA) formerly known as the Job Training Partnership Act, or similar federal, state or local laws.
- At least one member of the household is under age 24 and has exited the Foster Care system within the previous 6 years.