Cesar Chavez Gardens

555 Cesar Chavez Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90012


Cesar Chavez Gardens, located in Los Angeles’ Chinatown and completed in 2003, provides a unit mix which allows for extended family living situations, which are characteristic of the Chinatown neighborhood. The apartment complex includes a large community room for the enjoyment of the residents. Amenities include a kitchen, bathroom, multi-purpose space for meetings and parties, and classroom space for programmed activities (e.g. computers, homework assistance, etc.). Cesar Chavez Gardens also includes an on-site child development and resource center that is operated by the Chinatown Service Center. This development and resource center provides a safe and nurturing environment for 48 children between the ages of 2 and 5 years old.

Unit Mix

47 units (11 one-bedroom units, 16 two-bedroom units, 16 three-bedroom units, 3 four- bedroom units, 1 one-bedroom manager’s unit)


Low-income households (35% - 50% AMI).

Development Team

Lead Developer LTSC CDC
Community Partner Chinatown Service Center (CSC)
Equity Partner National Equity Fund
Architect Carde-Ten Architects
Contractor Benchmark Contractors

Project Financing

Predevelopment / Acquisition

    • Enterprise Foundation

Construction / Permanent

    • California Debt Limit Allocation Committee
    • California Department of Housing and Community Development
    • California Tax Credit Allocation Committee
    • Cathay Bank
    • City of Los Angeles Community Development Department
    • City of Los Angeles Housing Department
    • Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco
    • Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles
    • Office of Community Services
    • Parsons Foundation
    • Parsons Foundation