COACHELLA – The historic inauguration of Placita Dolores Huerta takes place in April. Beginning with the grand opening of Monarch Apartment Homes in Palm Springs in October 2021,
CHOC continues to demonstrate its commitment to affordable housing to the Coachella Valley and its valued municipal partners through the construction of new Placita Dolores Huerta Affordable Housing, soon to open in Coachella, CA.
Last year, CHOC secured $22.6 million in funding to begin construction of the Coachella Valley apartments. The proposed plan is to rebuild 50 existing affordable housing units and add 60 new affordable housing units in two (2) phases over the next few years, which will include one, two and three bedroom apartments, providing affordable housing for working families from the region.
“We are grateful that our families have access to additional affordable housing opportunities and excited to see state investments supporting this vital local project,” California Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia said during the Monarch groundbreaking in October; Garcia represents the 56th district where Placita Dolores Huerta is located.
The total development cost is $35.3 million. Additional project costs are supported by $1 million of Riverside County HOME Funds, a $3.8 million CFD loan from the City of Coachella, and rural development funding from the USDA.
“The lack of affordable housing has placed a heavy burden on residents, leaving many families to choose between housing payments and other essentials such as food and health care,” Garcia adds.
CHOC’s efforts, along with the support of its financial partners, will ensure that the property is not at risk of being converted into market-priced apartments, remaining affordable for generations for 55 years.
“If we’re serious about housing and if we’re serious about homelessness, we have to do it every day,” says Riverside County Supervisor V. Manuel Perez, who plans to attend the ‘inauguration. Housing, he says, “is a human right”.
As the second CHOC affordable housing development in the Coachella Valley in a year, this housing will honor the work of Dolores Huerta. The 91-year-old civil rights activist and labor leader is known for her decades of work alongside Cesar Chavez in founding the National Farm Workers Association, in addition to being a strong advocate for the poor, women, families, the environment, LGBTQ citizens, and immigrants. During her lifetime, Dolores was arrested 22 times during non-violent protests. In 2012, President Barack Obama awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She is the founder and president of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, through which she continues to fight for social justice and equal rights, especially within agricultural worker communities.
“The lack of affordable housing has placed a heavy burden on residents, leaving many families to choose between housing payments and other essentials such as food and healthcare,” adds Assemblyman Garcia. .
As an inspirational figure to many in the Latino community, Dolores Huerta is set to speak at the groundbreaking event in April. administrators, adding “Sí, se puede”.
About Community Housing Opportunities Corporation (CHOC)
Founded in 1984, Community Housing Opportunities Corporation (CHOC) is a nonprofit affordable housing developer based in Fairfield, California, with offices in Palm Springs. we create and manage equitable communities for individuals, families, seniors and people with special needs. CHOC believes that economically integrated affordable housing is the key to self-sufficiency and is achievable with nurturing and supportive programs that make residents proud, stabilize families, and improve local economies. Visit CHOCHousing.org.
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