New apartments in California were created to help low-income residents. If they get a place in these apartments, then they have access to specific services.
An interesting aspect of the complex is that it sets aside a certain number of apartments for homeless families, as well as for victims of domestic violence. I think this is great, and more places across the country should follow suit.
Read the story at http://california.realestaterama.com/2009/08/28/mayor-villaraigosa-announces-grand-opening-of-low-income-housing-units-for-homeless-persons-and-victims-of-domestic-violence-ID0446.html