Abode Communities Opens Rolland Curtis Gardens after 10-Year-Battle
On November 7, 2019, Abode Communities celebrated the grand opening of Rolland Curtis Gardens, marking a tremendous victory for residents and affordable housing advocates, and providing a fitting capstone to a fifteen-year battle against displacement of its low-income residents.
Poway Villas: A Winning Formula for Preservation
Poway Villas is a 60-apartment, 100% Section 8 community in the City of Poway, California. The 40-year-old property was preserved by San Diego-based Community Housing Works (CHW). Poway Villas is an example of how to successfully layer Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC’s) with Department of Housing and Urban Development Read More
Juniper Gardens: Wakeland Housing Uses New CalHFA Program to Preserve 40 Affordable Homes in San Diego
San Diego-based Wakeland Housing & Development Corporation purchased Juniper Gardens, a 40-apartment Section 8 community in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego, in March 2012 with the goal to refinance and recapitalize the property in order to ensure its long-term affordability. Wakeland Housing took advantage of the CalHFA new Read More
Sunny Meadows: MidPen Housing Preserves 200 Affordable Homes in Santa Cruz County
On August 16, MidPen Housing Corporation celebrated the renovation of Sunny Meadows, a 200-unit, two-story, garden-style affordable apartment complex in the city of Watsonville. With 22 buildings spanning 14 acres, Sunny Meadows is one of the largest apartment complexes in Santa Cruz County and an important fixture in the Watsonville Read More
Preservation through Stewardship: The Story of EAH Housing and Shelter Hill in Mill Valley, CA
In 1975, EAH Housing and Interfaith Housing Foundation (IHF) joined forces to build Shelter Hill, a 75‐unit family development made possible by the city of Mill Valley’s new inclusionary zoning ordinance. This case study highlights the critical stewardship role that one large nonprofit housing organization took on to help a smaller Read More
Erna P. Harris Court: Supportive Housing for Formerly Homeless in Berkeley “Goes Green”
In 1991, Berkeley-based Resources for Community Development (RCD) first began working on Erna P. Harris Court in Berkeley to transform the 1950’s-era motel into 35 units of affordable, supportive housing for homeless and disabled adults. By 2008, through advancements in green building, RCD was able to rehabilitate the property using Read More
Mercy’s Boulevard Court Apartments: Transformation from Roadside Motel to Supportive Housing for the Homeless
On October 6, Mercy Housing California and the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA) celebrated the grand re-opening of the Boulevard Court Apartments in Sacramento. This partnership succeeded in transforming a once blighted motel into 75 units of permanently affordable housing for formerly homeless individuals with disabilities.
Turk & Eddy: Preserving HUD-Assisted Homes and Creating Jobs with the Help of Federal Stimulus and Redevelopment Funds
The Turk and Eddy apartment buildings are two separate mid-rise buildings built in 1923 and 1925 in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood, providing 82 affordable studio and one-bedroom apartments for extremely low-income seniors. In 2007, after the property faced the threat of converting to market-rate, the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC) Read More
“Preserving” Market Rate Properties to Reduce Homelessness: The Courtyards in Long Beach
In 2008, Clifford Beers Housing purchased The Courtyards in Long Beach and saw a tremendous opportunity to rehabilitate and preserve the four 1920’s-era, single-story, courtyard-style apartment buildings. The Courtyards was among one of the first projects in the state to use California’s Mental Health Services Act capital funds to create Read More
Preservation of PHD Apartments In Los Angeles Demonstrates Impact of Federal Stimulus and State Preservation Notice Law
In August 2007, Little Tokyo Service Center (LTSC) partnered with the Korean Youth and Community Center (KYCC) to acquire the Professional Housing and Development (PHD) apartments in Los Angeles and preserve the affordability of the property.