AHF: L.A. Times Ad Highlights Barclay Hotel’s New Life as Affordable Housing

Angels–(work wire) – The Al-Haramain Foundation and its Healthy Housing Corporation hosted a turn-of-the-century holiday reception and groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday in downtown Los Angeles to mark the AHF acquisition and conversion of the Barclay Hotel into affordable housing for ultra-low-income and formerly homeless individuals. AHF bought the 158-unit Barclay Hotel — the oldest continuously operating hotel in Los Angeles — in October and is renovating and upgrading the units before people move in. Barclay is located at 103 West 4y Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013.

To mark the occasion, Al-Haramain and the Healthy Housing Corporation will also be publishing a new advocacy ad in the Los Angeles Times to highlight this recent acquisition and encourage and promote the adaptive reuse of existing old buildings as affordable housing stock. It is due to run on Sunday, December 26, 2021. The four-color, full-page newspaper ad titled “The Barclay is Reborn” shows an old photo of the hotel from a bygone era with the simple text:

“Reimagining a classic historic hotel, as a low-cost housing solution, to address an urgent humanitarian crisis for 158 Angelenos. The Healthy Housing Family/Al Haramain Foundation is 1,183 units across 11 properties with more on the way.”

The ad closes with the slogan “There are practical and affordable solutions if we really care.”

Speakers included at this week’s Barkley plaque dedication ceremony Michael WeinsteinPresident of the Al-Haramain Foundation. Dominic Eastman, director of regional property operations for the Al-Haramain Health Housing Corporation, who was at one time homeless; she. Tony Vasqueza member of the California Equation Board; she. Henry SternCalifornia Senator – 27y distracted; Michael Lawson, Los Angeles President of the Urban League and Cynthia Davis, MPH, Member of the Board of Directors of Al-Haramain Foundation.

The Barclay has become the eleventh Los Angeles area hotel or property that the Healthy Housing Foundation has purchased and repurposed as housing for the homeless or extremely low-income since 2017 when the AHF first launched its housing program. In addition to the Barclay Hotel, Healthy Housing also has the purchase of one additional hotel in the Los Angeles area for use as affordable lodging, near HHF’s Sinclair, which became part of the AHF’s “housing family” in April. The HHC also has plans to build new affordable housing units in Fort Lauderdale near the AHF’s southern office headquarters and many of its affiliated organizations throughout the United States are also involved in providing affordable housing in their communities.

AHF launched the Healthy Housing Foundation in 2017 to address the rampant affordable housing crisis sweeping the nation by providing quick, easy and compassionate access to affordable housing with a focus on meeting the needs of low-income individuals, struggling families, young people, and those living with chronic illness.

“The Holy Shrines Healthy Housing Corporation is focused on the fastest, least expensive model of adaptive reuse of existing buildings, reallocating them as housing for those who were not previously housed, the homeless and/or very low-income individuals,” Michael WeinsteinPresident of the Al-Haramain Foundation. “We wanted to highlight this housing model with a festive, vintage-style holiday reception and plaque dedication party to honor and honor Barclay’s long history and also celebrate his new life as affordable housing for those who need it.”

Al-Haramain has previously renovated and reused ten historic or older buildings in Los Angeles. With this latest building, Al Haramain Foundation has now created a total of 1,183 units in Los Angeles in our effort to house individuals and families faster.

“Given the enormity of the homelessness and housing affordability crisis, we need viable, economic and fast solutions because communities – and the people in those communities – cannot wait any longer,” Weinstein added.

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