Linc Housing, one of California’s most productive non-profit developers of affordable housing, has partnered with the Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA), to build a modern Mixed-Use development in historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles. The new HiFi Collective is envisioned to be a new five-story building and will feature 63 supportive, affordable housing units, along with SIPA’s headquarters, community cultural center, and John Eric Swing Small Business Center.
Dedicated to improving the quality of life for the multicultural district of Historic Filipinotown, SIPA’s headquarters will occupy the entire first floor and encompass over 6,100 of space. This Mixed-Use building will also include a 2,700 SF multi-purpose area and professional grade kitchen, as well as the new John Eric Swing Small Business Center, featuring resources and incubator spaces for entrepreneurs and small business owners interested in working in HiFi or with the Fil-Am community.
With funding support from Los Angeles County, residents will receive intensive case management to help ensure they thrive. Supportive services will include mental health and physical health services, employment counseling and job placement, education, substance abuse counseling, money management, assistance in obtaining and maintaining benefits, and referrals to community-based services and resources.