NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Oct. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Community Development Partners is pleased to announce its most recent development, The Orchard (formerly known as Guest House), which will transform a blighted motel into Permanent Supportive Housing exclusively for 71 chronically homeless individuals and families. The $18 million project is the City of Santa Ana's largest single investment in housing that addresses the homeless crisis facing much of Orange County.
Located at 2151 East 1st St., The Orchard will transform a two-story, 77-unit motel into Permanent Supportive Housing. The rehabilitated development will feature 72 apartments (including one manager's unit), all new interiors, on-site resident services and property management offices, a courtyard, a laundry room, a community garden and learning center, an orchard, and a 1,200 square-foot commercial kitchen and dining room.
The City of Santa Ana awarded 71 project-based vouchers to The Orchard totaling up to $998,496 per year for a 15-year term, which will provide rental assistance for the residents. Additionally, the Santa Ana City Council approved approximately $1.2 million in HOME Investment Partnerships Program funds for the project. The City's significant investment in The Orchard solidifies the City of Santa Ana's commitment to providing long-term housing for the chronically homeless.
Santa Ana Ward 1 Councilmember and Mayor Pro Tem Vicente Sarmiento, says, "The Orchard is the first Permanent Supportive Housing project for chronically homeless individuals in Santa Ana, and one of the largest projects to provide housing for homeless individuals in Orange County."
Mercy House will be the lead service provider for the project offering wrap-around supportive services. The Ecology Center will sponsor an on-site garden which will beautify the distressed motel grounds, and provide a space for educational and life-enriching activities.
Kyle Paine, President of Community Development Partners, the project's developer, says, "It's extremely rewarding working with our partners to create an innovative and effective housing solution for so many of the City's homeless."
About Community Development Partners
Founded in 2011, Community Development Partners develops and operates sustainable, life-enhancing affordable housing with a focus on long term community engagement and innovative design. The company is based in Orange County, California and has developed or currently operates properties in Arizona, California, and Oregon. For more information, visit: communitydevpartners.com.
Contact: Beth Binger
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