The Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program has released the recommended awards for FY 2015-2016. Big congratulations go out to Visionary Homebuilders of California, Inc. for receiving $8.9 million for the Hunter Street Housing Project project!
The Hunter Street Housing Project is a mixed-use infill development located at 804 N. Hunter Street in downtown Stockton. The proposed development is designed to provide affordable housing and on-site support services for veterans and low-income individuals. The Project will include a community center for residents, social service office space for Catholic Charities Diocese of Stockton, and licensed subsidized childcare. The community center will provide services exclusively for residents, while the office space and childcare facilities will be available to both residents and the general public. The residential units will include 74 units available to low-income, very low-income, and extremely low-income households.
Catholic Charities will provide publicly accessible services to qualifying veterans. These services include outreach and one-on-one case management related to home searches and accessing public benefits. Through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program, veteran families that are homeless or at risk of homelessness can receive prevention assistance, rapid re-housing, and case management services.
This project would also support greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions by constructing a “road diet”. The road diet would reduce the number of driving lanes from four to three on N. Hunter Street to accommodate a center two-way left turn lane; new bicycle lanes will be installed that extend both north and south of the property. AHSC funding will also be used to install ADA curb ramps, bicycle and pedestrian upgrades, and sidewalk improvements to promote and encourage active transportation.
A total of $289,439,831 in cap-and-trade funding for the 2015-16 program is being awarded to 25 projects that support GHG reductions and related co-benefits. Seven of the 25 projects are in the San Joaquin Valley! Thanks to SJCOG’s Melody Lin and the other Technical Assistance program participants for all their hard work. See HERE for more award details and program history and HERE for the full list of 2015-16 AHSC Award Project Summaries. The Strategic Growth Council will take final action on the Recommended awards at their October 11th meeting.