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Palmdale breaks ground for new housing project


Actor Christian Bale lends support 

The City of Palmdale hosted a recent press conference in partnership with Together California to mark the groundbreaking of a transformational foster housing project in Palmdale. The Together California Village, once built, will serve hundreds of foster children with family housing and vital supportive services.

Together California founder and actor Christian Bale, Palmdale Mayor Austin Bishop, LA County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, and Together California Executive Director Tim McCormick joined the groundbreaking to celebrate the momentous step forward in ensuring the well-being of children in Palmdale.

“We are immensely grateful to all who have joined us as we embark on this journey to provide nurturing and supportive environments for foster children,” remarked Bale. “Together California’s mission is deeply rooted in the belief that every child deserves to grow up in a loving and secure family environment, and this project is a testament to that commitment.”

In a significant win for the community, the City of Palmdale approved $1.2 million in housing grant funding for Together California to cover pre-construction costs in support of the project. The LA County Board of Supervisors approved $500,000 in funds to support the land acquisition under the leadership of Fifth District Supervisor Kathryn Barger.

“We are proud to stand alongside Together California in this groundbreaking initiative that reflects the spirit of unity and compassion in our city,” said Bishop. “By providing a stable and nurturing environment for children in need, Together California not only benefits the individual children, but also strengthens our community as a whole.”

Together California acquired a 4.67-acre site adjacent to McAdam Park in 2022, its first location in LA County. Offering pioneering care designed to keep foster siblings together, the “village” will feature 12 three-bedroom townhomes, each housing six children. A full-time, professionally trained foster parent will provide care and support.

Studio apartments will be available to provide temporary housing for birth parents and transitional housing for children aging out of foster care. A 7,000-square-foot community center that will offer enriching programs and services to the entire community is part of the project. Award-winning AC Martin Architects is partnering with Together California to design the village.

In addition to the Together California project, the City of Palmdale unveiled a concept for the upcoming William J. McAdam Park revitalization. Funded by Measure AV, the improvements will include new restrooms, a concession stand, a new ballfield, Musco field lighting, and an updated tot lot. Slated for completion in 2025, it is a major investment in quality of life for residents.

For more information on Together California and their mission, please visit