In 1982, ALA converted an existing duplex into Coop I, the first shared living residence, and three years later, renovated two adjacent buildings and connected them across a courtyard to become Coop II. In 1986, ALA opened El Greco, the David & Sylvia Weisz Family Courtyard Apartments.  El Greco is a historically registered 1928 Spanish building that was scheduled for demolition before ALA orchestrated its relocation and renovation.  ALA constructed a new three-story building in Santa Monica in 1987 and the Schutrum-Piteo Senior Courtyard Apartments located in West Hollywood in 1991.

All of ALA's buildings are located near vital services such as food stores, transportation, entertainment, senior centers, medical facilities, churches, temples, and pharmacies. They are dynamic communities where older people enjoy companionship and a greater sense of security.