Yesterday in East Hollywood, a new housing development with a total of 187 support housing units for low-income and homeless people broke ground.

Called PATH Metro Villas, the project is located at 340 North Madison Avenue, just a few blocks away from Vermont / Beverly Red Line station.

The first part of the construction, to be completed in two phases, will include 65 apartments with services for residents, including on-site case management, security, a community room and a kitchen for cooking instruction. Existing temporary housing facilities will also be renovated and included in the final development.

The second stage of construction will bring an additional 122 units to the community, which will be built around an open central courtyard.

The project is being developed by California-based People Assisting Homeless and Affirmed Housing Group, with support from a number of agencies at the city, county and state level.

It’s not the only transit-friendly, affordable development that is rising in the neighborhood. A few stops north on the Red Line, Meta Housing Corporation has recently completed work on a five-story development that will open fully leased.

The first phase of the PATH Metro Villas project is expected to be completed by the summer of 2018, with the second phase being completed a year later.