Second Phase of Senior Housing Development Breaks Ground in Manteca

Seniors with low-incomes will have new apartments at affordable rents

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 Date: January 28, 2007

Contact: Beth Quirarte 510-582-1460

bquirarte@edenhousing.org

 

Second Phase of Senior Housing Development Breaks Ground

 

Seniors with low-incomes will have new apartments at affordable rents

 

Manteca, CA– Committed to increasing the supply of affordable housing for seniors in the City of Manteca, Mayor Willie Weatherford will join San Joaquin County Supervisors Leroy Ornellas and Victor Mow, Northern California Director of HUD Richard Rainey and Eden Housing to celebrate the ground breaking of Manteca Senior Housing 2, on Thursday, January 31, 2008 at noon at the adjacent Almond Terrace Senior Apartments at 1976 North Union Road in Manteca.  Joining them will be other elected officials and community representatives.

 

Manteca Senior Housing 2 is designed for independent-living senior residents age 62 or older.  Residents will pay 30% of their incomes to rent one of the 40 new apartments.   This development is for seniors with incomes at or below 50% of the Area Median Income.  Currently, that limit is $21,100 a year for one person, $24,100 for a family of two, or $27,150 for a family of three.

 

The design and site plan of this development is similar to the adjacent Almond Terrace Senior Apartments completed by Eden Housing in 2004 and now home to 77 seniors.   This development site will have six buildings arranged around two courtyards.  Each apartment will be 540 square feet with one bedroom, one bathroom, living room, kitchen and dining area, and a private porch. A central community building will house a community room, laundry room and manager's office. 

 

On site supportive services staff will assists residents one-on-one and in groups to create supportive programming which encourages community building and self-reliance.  These programs include information on access to health services, educational presentations and social activities.

 

"Manteca Senior Housing 2 will fill an important need in the Manteca community:  it will create an opportunity for seniors who are no longer able or interested in living alone to live in a supportive community setting" said Linda Mandolini, Executive Director of Eden Housing.  "The supportive services program Eden Housing will offer will help seniors to age in place and prevent unnecessary or premature institutionalization."

 

Funding for Manteca Senior Housing 2 is provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Manteca Redevelopment Agency, San Joaquin County HOME Funds, and the Affordable Housing Program of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco.

 

Celebrating its 40th year in 2008, Eden Housing has developed over 5,000 affordable homes in Northern California.  Eden Housing is a non-profit organization that provides affordable housing real estate development, property management, and resident services in nine counties in Northern California. 

 

The Manteca Redevelopment Agency administers housing programs designed to encourage private and public investment within the City of Manteca residential areas. All the programs are actively implemented and have similar objectives of promoting economic development and redevelopment, creating jobs, eliminating blight, and providing housing that is livable and affordable to all of our residents, including those with lower incomes. All Agency programs share a common goal of enhancing Manteca's reputation as The Family City.

 

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