LOS ANGELES, May 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Villa de Vida, a non-profit organization whose mission is to build supportive housing for adults with developmental disabilities, today announced the formation of a new organization, Elevare Community, to pursue additional housing development opportunities.
Ashley Kim, who co-founded Villa de Vida and has served as its Executive Director for the past three years, will lead the new venture as Elevare Community's President. Effective June 1st, Hunter Christian will become Villa de Vida's new Executive Director.
"At Villa de Vida we intend to focus our attention and resources on the completion of our development project in San Diego County," said Edward B. Merchant, Chairman of Villa de Vida. "At the same time, we recognize the need to move forward simultaneously on other developments to address the critical housing shortage for special needs adults. We fully support Ashley Kim's initiative to advance our shared vision and thank her for her service. We also welcome Hunter Christian to Villa de Vida as our new Executive Director."
Ashley Kim will continue to work as a consultant to Villa de Vida as it completes the remaining stages of its 54-unit housing development in the City of Poway. The development is expected to be completed in 2019.
About Villa de Vida
Villa de Vida is a non-profit corporation committed to enabling adults with special needs to live independently by building supportive residential communities. Villa de Vida seeks to provide safe housing, promote healthy lifestyles, foster meaningful relationships and help its residents participate more fully in the community. www.villadevida.org
About Elevare Community
Elevare Community is a non-profit corporation committed to creating extraordinary communities by elevating the lives of individuals with special needs. Elevare Community seeks to enable connection, contribution and community to bring greater enrichment and love into our lives. For more information, contact email@example.com .
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