Acknowledging 13 years of fund-raising help from Jerry and Pam Offsay, the L.A. Family Housing Corp. kicked off construction Sunday of Offsay/Steinhauser Village, a 15-family affordable-housing complex.
The complex, the first facility built by the housing group in three years, was named after the Offsays' parents.
"Our parents were, and are, simple people," said Jerry Offsay, a producer with Showtime Networks. "They didn't have much money, but they made things work."
The Offsays and about 50 other guests walked on the graded site at Victory Boulevard and Greenbush Avenue and listened as David Grunwald, L.A. Housing's chief executive, described the development.
Nine two-bedroom units and six three-bedroom units will house 15 formerly homeless families. The development, which will cost under $2 million, will also feature a community recreation room, laundry facilities and a gated parking garage.