SAN DIEGO — The County Communications Office reports that San Diego’s affordable housing alternatives are growing.
A new apartment complex on Ulric Street in Linda Vista had its grand opening on Thursday, according to officials. For families and individuals, 96 additional affordable housing options are now available.
The community non-profit Community HousingWorks created the flats, which come in studio, one, two, and three-bedroom layouts that are suitable for families.
The communications office added that 10 apartments are set aside for children who have left the foster care system and 10 are earmarked for homeless veterans.
Local veteran Mathew Barge, who the county claimed was living on the streets, claimed that despite having the money to rent an apartment, he was unable to do so because he had the necessary credentials. “I didn’t have credit, you know, those types of things that keep you from getting affordable housing.”
In Linda Vista, Barge and his dog Bojangles now have a space to call their own.
“At the County of San Diego, we’re completely on board with both the creation and preservation of affordable housing units. The County Health and Human Services Agency’s Nick Macchione remarked at the grand opening event, “And it’s not just affordable: it’s safe and it’s stable.
According to the county, the units are close to a park, public transportation, schools, and retail establishments. In addition, there is a playground, a fitness center, and a computer lab that apartment tenants are free to use.
According to Todd Gloria, mayor of the City of San Diego, “To the families that are living here: I welcome you to this beautiful apartment complex, to this beautiful community, and to this beautiful neighborhood of Linda Vista.”
In an effort to ensure housing for local inhabitants, the county claimed it contributed $7 million of Innovative Housing Trust Funds in the project to make this new building a reality.
According to officials, these initiatives are a part of the county’s ongoing response to the housing affordability challenge in San Diego.