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 will transform a previously under-utilized site into a five-story development that will include a mix of studios and family apartments featuring one to three bedrooms. The development embraces sustainable technologies, incorporates quality design promoting natural ventilation, and offers resident-centered programs and services to help families achieve their goals and enable next generation success. The future Ulric Street Apartments community will be located at 2645-2685 Ulric Street in the Linda Vista neighborhood of San Diego.
“Ulric Street Apartments will broaden access to opportunity for residents of San Diego,” said California State Senate President pro Tempore, Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego). “The State of California is a proud partner in Community HousingWorks’ effort to provide valuable housing solutions to residents at this critical time.”
The community is financed through collaboration with local city, county, state and federal funding sources, including: U.S. Bank National Association as the construction and permanent financing lender; Red Stone Equity Partners; San Diego Housing Commission; County of San Diego; California Department of Housing and Community Development; and federal low-income housing tax credits.
“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.”
Nationally recognized for excellence in development, financing, and resident services, Community HousingWorks is a statewide organization with affordable apartment communities throughout California and a deep commitment to San Diego County.
“Ulric Street Apartments represents a San Diego that works for all of us,” said San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria. “As a transit-oriented, multi-generational development in the midst of a thriving neighborhood, it perfectly encapsulates the kind of community we need more of in our city.”
About Community HousingWorks
Founded in 1988, Community HousingWorks is a nationally recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that develops, rehabilitates, preserves and operates affordable apartment communities in San Diego and throughout California. In addition to providing working families and seniors with stable homes in healthy communities, Community HousingWorks layers in powerful programs, services and connections to resources. These tools help people attain financial stability, improve their health and overall well-being, and set school-age children up for success in the classroom and beyond. Community HousingWorks owns over 3,600 apartments in 42 communities statewide, serving more than 9,000 working families, children and seniors. Community HousingWorks is an exemplary ranked member of the national NeighborWorks Network®, an award-winning affiliate of UnidosUS and a member of the prestigious Housing Partnership Network. To learn more, visit chworks.org