Current Housing Projects
One of the priorities of Housing is to ensure that families have safe and adequate housing and infrastructure that transform communities into cohesive neighborhoods. Recently, Housing has partnered with the City to secure and dedicate millions of dollars in funding toward neighborhood improvements in Southwest Chula Vista.
Castle Park Improvements
Housing staff secured $10.3 million in federal grants to provide infrastructure such as new streets, sidewalks and drainage improvements in the Castle Park area. To date, these improvemetns have been completed on ten streets.
Proposed Project: Landis
The project is a partnership between the City of Chula Vista, Wakeland Housing Development Corporation and the Family Health Centers of San Diego. The project includes:
Three levels of residential affordable housing units for persons earning between 30-60% of average median income
33 Total Units: 6 one-bedrooms, 15 two-bedrooms, and 12-threee bedrooms
Computer and homework rooms
leasing office and community center. one level of subterranean parking, one level of podium parking, as well as street parking
1,276 square feet of office space and parking spaces for Family Health Center staff and clients.
The total approximate project cost is $26Million. The City will contribute $2Million from its available HOME and NSP federal grant fund. The Environmental Assessment for the project is currently available for public review.
Safe and Affordable Housing
Los Vecinos Affordable Rental Apartments
Los Vecinos is a new affordable housing development at 1501 Broadway, providing 41 families with affordable rental units. The project, developed by Wakeland Housing and Development Corporation, eliminated a blighted vacant motel that had been closed for years due to a high number of crime calls and code violations. The development includes several energy-efficient "green design" features, including rooftop solar panels to generate at least 90 percent of the building's energy. Housing is a key partner in the project; $5 million in low-moderate housing redevelopment funds were allocated to the project.