7500 Saint Patrick Way, Dublin, California
Community Type: Family
This “first of its kind” veteran family apartment development allows residents to live in a safe and positive environment — part of a healthy, growing community with an emphasis on education and recreational activities.
The U-shape residential building provides an outdoor backyard for residents with landscaping designed to create distinct spaces including playgrounds for toddlers and young children, patios, barbeque grill areas and gardens. The parking garage has access to apartments from each floor. A community center houses smaller spaces for one-on-one and small group support meetings, a computer lab and laundry facilities.
Valor Crossing is a transit-oriented suburban community within walking distance of schools, job centers, retail stores and services. 25 units have been specifically designated for veterans who experienced homelessness previously. Abode Services and the Office of Veterans Affairs provide support while the local community college provides training through their Veterans First program.
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PLATINUM GreenPoint Rating for its energy efficiency, water conservation, indoor air quality, resource conservation and livability, Solar thermal water system provides 70% of hot water needs, Solar panels generate electricity for the building’s common spaces, Energy conserving features reduce energy and water in each unit, “Green Resident Engagement and Training” program educates residents in recycling and green living
BDE Architecture and Architects Orange
James E. Roberts-Obayashi Corp.
City of Dublin, Land Donation through City of Dublin’s Inclusionary Housing Program, County of Alameda, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development–Veterans Affair Supportive Housing, California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) Infill Infrastructure Grant, Bank of America Subordinate Loan, Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, California Community Reinvestment Corporation, The Home Depot Foundation
Eden Housing Management, Inc.
Valor Crossing featured in the publication: Affordable Housing Finance (July 24, 2017), 2018 Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Awards Program