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County awards $42 million in funds for housing

By Cassie N. Saunders
COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE

The County of San Diego has awarded $42 million to nine affordable housing developments that will provide about 872 new homes.

Those selected developments came from a pool of 24 proposal requests totaling more than $89 million for affordable housing across the region. The distribution of the funds was previously approved by the County Board of Supervisors.

Of the nine developments, three will be on County excess land and two on publicly owned land belonging to the MTS.

Below is a breakdown of the allocated funds and number of affordable units:

• Navajo Family Apartments
7005 Navajo Rd., San Diego
Total units: 45 (8 for extremely low income) Developer: Community
Housing Works; Funding:
$2.72 million

• Terrasini (Mt. Etna’s fourth development)
5255 Mt. Etna Dr., San Diego (County excess property); Total units: 95 (10 for extremely low income); Developer: Chelsea Investment Corporation Funding:
$7.25 million

• Spring Street Trolley Station
4250 Spring St., La Mesa ; Total units: 150 (33 for extremely low income); Developer: Affirmed Housing Group; Funding:
$2 million

• Beyer Boulevard Trolley Village
4055 Beyer Blvd., San Diego
Total units: 100 (30 for extremely low income); Developer: Affirmed Housing Group; Funding:
$3 million

• Mission Village
213 & 225 W Elder St., Fallbrook;
Total units: 61 (30 for extremely low income); Developer:
San Diego Community Housing Corporation and National CORE; Funding: $7.9 million

•73rd Street Apartments
5001 73rd St., San Diego (County excess property); Total units: 120 (38 for extremely low income; Developer: Eden Housing Funding: $6.9 million

•Kindred
1501/1555 6th Ave., San Diego (County excess property); Total units: 124 (63 for extremely low income); Developer: BRIDGE Housing; Funding: $4 million

• Paseo Del Rey Apartments
610 Paseo Del Rey, Chula Vista; Total units: 96 (33 for extremely low income); Developer: Wakeland Housing and Development Corporation Funding: $8 million

• Southwest Village
323, 333-335, 337-338 Willie James Jones Ave., San Diego ; Total units: 81 (23 for extremely low income); Developer: Related California ; Funding: $854,322

County Housing and Community Development Services provides affordable housing opportunities to more than 40,000 people each year through various housing programs and affordable housing efforts.

Since 2017, the County has invested more than $235 million in affordable housing, including using County excess property and its Innovative Housing Trust Fund.

Since 2017, 1,660 new units have opened. There are an additional 2,926 units on the way.

When all the developments in the pipeline are complete, the total number of affordable units supported by the County will reach nearly 7,600. This is expected to provide homes to more than 16,700 people.

The development plans align with the County’s Housing Blueprint, the County’s guide and ongoing response to the regional housing crisis.

This story was reprinted courtesy San Diego County Office of Communications.

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