Coachella Valley Housing Coalition (CVHC) will be celebrating not one but two groundbreaking ceremonies on February 1, 2018. Groundbreaking ceremonies will be held for Paseo de los Heroes III in Mecca and Villa Hermosa Apartments, Phase II in Indio, CA. Both properties will provide beautiful, secure and affordable housing for low income farmworker families. The schedule for the groundbreaking is as follows:
Paseo de los Heroes III
91180 Avenue 64, Mecca, CA 92254
Designed to provide a high quality living environment for farmworker families, the Paseo de los Heroes III development will consist of (80) 2-4 bedroom townhouse style rental units plus (1) managers unit located above the community room. Over one-half of the units are three bedrooms or larger, reflecting the needs of large families. Rents are set at 30%, 40% and 50% of area median income.
Spacious courtyard equipped with tables/benches, barbeque grills , tot lot, sports court, perimeter trail with pedestrian path to Paseo de los Heroes II development and ample free space.
Resident services include:
Community Room providing a computer lab/learning center, ESL after school program, homeownership counseling, fitness and nutrition classes – and with its full kitchen the Community Room is available for special events such as birthday parties and celebrations.
Villa Hermosa Apartments, Phase II
83681 Dr. Carreon Blvd., Indio, CA
Also designed to provide a high quality living environment, this community will consist of 67 apartment housing units and (1) managers unit for low and very low income farmworkers and families These apartments are the second phase of replacement housing for the Fred Young Farm labor Camp next door.
2 acres of recreation areas including soccer fields, 4 tot lots and a swimming pool. Free flowing paths provide opportunities for social interactions and gatherings.
Resident services include:
Community Center providing computers with a computer learning center, rooms for special events with a full kitchen. Access is provided to local service providers offering residents free-of-charge programs on nutrition, ESL, GED preparation as well as parenting classes and tutoring services.
The developments involve a collaboration of local, state and national partners including the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee, USDA Rural Development, City of Indio, County of Riverside Economic Development Agency, Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Wells Fargo Affordable Housing Community Development Corporation and the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco Affordable Housing Program.
Located in Indio, California, about one hundred miles east of Los Angeles, the Coachella Valley Housing Coalition (CVHC) is an award-winning nonprofit housing development corporation dedicated to helping low-income households improve their living conditions through advocacy, research, construction, and operation of housing and community development projects. For more than 35 years, CVHC has been providing affordable housing and community development programs to hundreds of working families. To date, CVHC has developed more than 4,000 homes and apartments in Riverside and Imperial counties. In addition, CVHC provides its residents access to a variety of programs, including: early childhood education centers, after-school and recreational programming, medical clinics, cultural music, art and dance classes, computer technology instruction, STEM-blended Lego Robotics, an Alternative High School and GED Diploma program, Financial Literacy, English as a Second Language courses, homeownership counseling and other opportunities that improve their lives and livelihoods. For more information, please visit www.cvhc.org.