A 24-unit apartment complex designed to accommodate disabled residents is being developed in Signal Hill by the Crippled Children's Society.
The organization's Los Angeles chapter has built four apartment houses for disabled people since 1982 and is developing four more, including the $2.6-million Signal Hill complex.
"There's a huge demand for these apartments everywhere, and those of us who are building them can't build them fast enough," said Roy Cain, the society's director of residential services.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has tentatively approved a $1.8-million grant to help pay for the Signal Hill apartments. Cain said he hopes HUD or the city's redevelopment agency will provide the rest.