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AFFORDABLE HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES

The City of Palm Springs has had an aggressive affordable housing program, given the relatively small housing budget. The Community Redevelopment Agency looks for projects that maximize the leveraging of other private, state and federal resources to ensure its money provides the maximum number of units for the community.  Click the following link for Affordable Housing Opportunities.

Affordable Housing Opportunities
 
AFFORDABLE UNITS DATABASE

In accordance with the provisions of AB987 a list of existing new and substantially rehabilitated housing units that were either (a) developed or otherwise assisted with Low and Moderate Income Housing Funds, or (b) otherwise counted toward the Agency's inclusionary and replacement housing obligations imposed by Section 33413 of the Community Redevelopment Law.

Affordable Units Database
 

AFFORDABLE APARTMENTS

Affordable Apartment Locator

 

AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROJECTS UNDERWAY

Sunset Palms Apartments

Prior to the CRA dissolution, the Agency partnered with PS Housing Investors, LP, as a limited partnership with Global Premier Development, Inc. who is the managing partner, and The Pate Foundation, as the non-profit partner for the acquisition and rehabilitation of a 23-unit senior apartment project. The unit mix will consist of 19 studios, 3 one-bedrooms and 1 two-bedrooms. The project will be carried-out by PS Housing Investors with the Agency’s $1.5 million participation in gap financing spread-over several years. The financing structure will utilize 9% tax credit for construction financing, and City funds, totaling $3.5M. The project will have an affordability covenant of 55 years for low income households (less than 60% of medium income). Project completion is to be determined.

 

AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROJECTS COMPLETED

Nightengale Manor

In early 2010, the Housing Authority of Riverside County (HARC), who owns Nightengale, requested a meeting with City staff to discuss potentially partnering on Nightengale’s continued use. Staff presented the request to the City Council’s Affordable Housing Subcommittee and on May 27, 2010, the Subcommittee directed staff to continue dialogue with the HARC on restoring Nightengale Manor original purpose of housing homeless individuals or families.

With the transition of CRA’s dissolution and implementation of the City’s Housing Successor Agency, the City Council approved on July 11, 2011 a Participation Agreement for $80,000 to rehab Nightengale Manor as a 10-unit Single Room Occupancy (SRO) for permanent supportive housing program. JFSSD had successfully secured match funds through the County’s Continuum of Care. The project has an affordability covenant of 55 years for low income households (less than 60% of medium income).


Rosa Gardens Apartments

Coachella Valley Housing Coalition developed a 57-unit family apartment project in the Desert Highland Gateway Estates neighborhood. The project was funded with a combination of public-private partnership -- Low Income Housing Tax Credits, MHP and HOME funds with CalFHA Bonds for construction financing and U.S. Bancorp, Wells Fargo Bank and Rabobank, as well as $1.6M in Community Redevelopment Agency funds. The overall building design and materials are 20% above CA Title 24 energy standards.  Green Building practices and energy-saving designs have been incorporated.

The project cost approximately $19M to construct. All of the units are restricted to low-and very-low income residents. The Agency per-unit subsidy would be about $28,000.

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Santiago Sunrise Village Mobile Homes

In 2004, the Agency assisted a non-profit purchaser of Santiago Sunrise Village Mobile Home Park by contributing the underlying fee interest of the land at a value of $392,000. The City also approved a conduit Mortgage Revenue Bond on behalf of the non-profit to purchase and upgrade this 173 space park which many tenants are very-low and low income households.

Santiago Sunrise Village Mobile Homes

Sahara Mobile Home Park

The Redevelopment Agency provided financial assistance to the non-profit owner of the Sahara Mobile Home Park to rehabilitate, operate and maintain the mobile home project for low, very low income and restricted rental households. Scheduled improvements include construction of a block wall, replacement of landscaping and the electrical system, sewer repairs, and other preventative maintenance. The block wall was directly funded by the Agency. 

Sahara Mobile Home Park

Coyote Run II Apartments

This project was built on a six acre site adjacent to the existing Coyote Run I Apartments, a national award-winning complex consisting of one to four bedroom units for very low and low income households. The apartment expansion, completed in September 2006, provided 66 units of affordable housing for low income families. The land was previously owned by the City as a remainder parcel from the original Fredericks Development project (Sunrise Norte) and conveyed to the Coyote Run project. The Agency worked with the Coachella Valley Housing Coalition to construct the new expansion. The Agency's contribution was about $1,700,000.

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Vista Sunrise Apartments

Developed by McCormack Baron Salazar, Inc. of Los Angeles, in partnership with Desert AIDS Project, the 80-unit Rick Weiss Special Needs Apartments serves a low income HIV/AIDS special needs population. The Agency acquired the original parcel in 1976 and held it for affordable housing, which became the Vista Serena and Vista Del Monte Co-ops. Those projects left a remainder parcel of 1.23 acres, which became part of this site. Units are studios and one-bedrooms for individual transitional housing and permanent housing for patients and their families. These apartments are envisioned to be a combination of affordable housing, social service facilities from the Desert AIDS Project, and health care provided by the County of Riverside Family Care Center. The apartments opened in early 2007. The Agency contributed approximately $2,000,000 in land and cash toward the project, and facilitated the development of the Family Care Center on the same campus by undertaking the construction of all the off-site improvements along Vista Chino Road and Sunrise Way. The Family Care Center opened in March, 2008.

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Cottonwood/Chuckwalla Single-Family Homes

Nine homes were built in 2002 for low income households by the Coachella Valley Housing Corporation under their self-help housing program. There are three single family units and six townhouse units. The Agency provided approximately $300,000 in funds for the project. These homes have a low income covenant of 45 years.

Cottonwood-Chuckwalla House

Desert Highland Single-Family Homes

The Agency assembled a total of 12 single-family lots from the Coachella Valley Housing Coalition and the County of Riverside to facilitate development of single-family homes. Century Homes constructed the first five homes, which are affordable to moderate-income households for duration of at least 45 years.

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Vista Del Monte Senior Housing

Palm Springs has a large population of retired senior residents. Vista Serena Co-op, completed in 1998 with 59 units, and Vista Del Monte Co-op, completed in 2001 with 52 units, are affordable to very low income seniors and financed with HUD Section 202 funds. The City sold 2.72 acres of land at a subsidized rate to Vista Chino Senior Housing to finance the project. The affordability covenant on this project runs until 2026.

Vista Serena/Vista Delmonte CO-OP

La Ventana Apartments formerly Heritage Apartments

This 136-unit apartment complex for mature adults was in need of significant property repairs. The City entered into an owner participation agreement in 2000 to provide $450,000 in LMIHF funding in exchange for a covenant that 68 units will be reserved for low and moderate income households. The affordability covenant lasts for a period of 25 years and will end in 2026. Improvements included constructing a new block wall and security gates, new air conditioning, rebuilding stairways, repaving the parking lot and resurfacing the swimming pool and spa. The owner matched the Agency’s funds in interior improvements.

La Ventana Apts.
 

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