Award1 Capital Magnet Fund Grant Recipient
In 2012, WCH was one of 23 organizations (of 230 applicants) to receive grant funds from the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI). WCH was awarded $5.5 million, and has since used those funds to leverage $100 million in affordable apartment development, stimulate economic growth and employment in distressed, low-income communities, and enhance quality of life for low-income Americans.
 Award2 Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) Grant Recipient
In 2011, WCH and Meta Housing Corporation were awarded a $10 million Neighborhood Stabilization Grant from the Department of Housing and Community Development to aide in the completion of Buckingham Place Senior Housing, a 70 unit senior affordable community in Los Angeles, CA. WCH, along with Meta Housing, was selected by the CRA to restructure the project after it was foreclosed upon and abandoned. The challenge – WCH and Meta Housing were required to repay the existing loan from the bank ($26.6 million) to get the project moving again. WCH and Meta stepped up to this challenge by securing the competitive NSP grant along with other financing. The project was completed in January 2012, giving Los Angeles seniors more choices for safe and quality affordable housing and bringing new jobs to the area.
Award3 50+ Housing Council: SAGE Award – “Person of the Year”
In 2011, WCH President, Graham Espley-Jones, was named SAGE “Person of the Year” by the Building Industry Association of Southern California, 55+ Housing Council. This prestigious award honors an individual for their commitment, personal compassion, and outstanding professional contributions to the housing and related services to Southern California 55+ residents.

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