Affirmed Housing Group – Partner
Zephyr will provide housing and services for the homeless Veteran population. An existing motel, the interior of the motel will be completely refinished to include all new flooring and wall surfaces; redesigned bathrooms for accessibility and water efficiency; upgraded mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems; and the addition of private kitchenettes. Existing tuck-under parking at the rear of the building will be built out as seven newly constructed apartments. The building itself will be architecturally enhanced to modernize it against the backdrop of the Grantville community. It will also receive building envelope renovations to make it more energy efficient and elevator upgrades to enhance accessibility. Zephyr will be home to extremely low income and homeless veterans. It will not only provide comprehensive on-site social services and case management services for its residents, but also access to other veteran services at the local VA Clinic (just four trolley stops away) on Rio San Diego Drive. Zephyr responds to two important initiatives of the San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC) and the City of San Diego Mayor’s Office: Housing First- SCHC’s Homelessness Action Plan and Housing Our Heroes – The 1000 Homeless Veterans Initiative, respectively. The project has received VHHP funds, $3.0M and 84 project-based vouchers, from SDHC. The remainder of the project funding will come from 9% Low Income Housing Tax Credits.
Total: 85 Apartments