Javier Gutierrez Chairs Potters Lane Housing Project: An Environmentally Sustainable Housing Project for Veterans

Stuart Kane partner Javier Gutierrez has been involved in the American Family Housing (AFH) development of the Potters Lane Housing Project as Chair of the organization’s Real Estate Committee. The innovative project, currently on schedule to open in 2016 in Midway City, will provide individual housing units for 15 homeless veterans and one on-site manager along with group and individual counseling, medical care, veterans liaisons and employment programs.

The Potters Lane Housing Project is receiving tremendous recognition from the community for its innovation, efficiency and environmental sustainability. The LA Times covered the project here.  The modern and unique construction using modified-steel shipping containers is both durable and environmentally responsible.

AFH provides a continuum of housing and an array of services to support homeless and low-income families and adults to secure a stable home, to be an active part of their community, and to achieve a self-sustaining way of life. More information is available here: https://www.afhusa.org.

Mr. Gutierrez has been serving on the AFH Board of Directors since January 2013. In his role as Chair of the Real Estate Committee he is responsible for guidance on all real estate assets for AFH and assists AFH in growing the number of immediately available beds for the homeless.

This is not the first time that Mr. Gutierrez has made a personal and active commitment to helping the housing community. In 2012, Gutierrez chaired a Pro Bono Technical Assistance Panel for the Urban Land Institute, a yearlong endeavor that culminated in a 68-page report on homeless shelter planning and development for the Orange County Rescue Mission. Mr. Gutierrez exemplifies Stuart Kane’s commitment to helping to serve the community in which we live and work.