Affordable housing community breaks ground in Linda Vista
To provide working families, veterans, and transition-age foster youth with an affordable, transit-accessible apartment community, San Diego-based nonprofit housing developer Community HousingWorks (CHW) is breaking ground on Ulric Street Apartments in Linda Vista.
Ulric Street Apartments will feature 96 new, deed-restricted apartment homes on 1.47 acres of land and is conveniently located near multiple public resources including public transportation, providing residents easy access to transit and employment centers. The community will include 10 units reserved for chronically homeless veterans in partnership with the VA’s Veteran Assisted Supportive Housing (VASH) Program, and 10 units for transition-age foster youth with local nonprofit service partner, Home Start. The development takes advantage of San Diego’s density bonus ordinance and will serve residents from 30% to 60% of Area Median Income (AMI). Construction is expected to be completed in spring 2022.
“Quality affordable housing is a critical need for individuals and families living on lower incomes, especially during the pandemic,” said Sean Spear, president and CEO of Community HousingWorks. “We are honored to work with our partners to make this much needed housing a reality, and grateful to the Linda Vista neighborhood for welcoming us into this great community.”
“Ulric Street Apartments are not just a housing development. This community has the potential to truly change people’s lives,” said San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher. “The County of San Diego is proud to support the development of Ulric Street Apartments with $7 million from the Innovative Housing Trust Fund to address our county’s need for more healthy, safe and affordable housing during the pandemic.” READ MORE