San Diego County officials announced on Monday that construction on a new housing complex for elderly people who are homeless had begun.
According to a press statement from the city, Nestor Senior Village will provide San Diegans 55 and older who are homeless or in danger of losing their homes with 74 units.
David Estrella, the director of HHSA’s Housing and Community Development Services, declared that Nestor Senior Village would provide this community with much-needed supportive housing. Seniors who experience mental health issues can definitely benefit from this development if there is affordable housing available along with extensive supportive services, according to the report.
Furthermore, authorities said on Monday that “about half” of the apartments in Nestor Senior Village will be reserved for people with severe mental problems.
Through the No Place Like Home initiative, San Diego County contributed $7.5 million to the project’s funding, while the San Diego Housing Commission contributed an additional $3 million to give 73 housing vouchers.
In the Nestor area, the senior complex is expected to debut in January 2024.