Satellite Affordable Housing Associates invite you to celebrate the grand opening of Arboleda Apartments, which provides 48 affordable homes to low-income families and people with special needs.
The homes are a mix of one, two and three bedroom apartments and include both two story townhomes and flats. Common amenities include a community room opening onto an expansive internal courtyard, a computer room, and a children’s play structure. The project received LEED for Homes Platinum certification in recognition of the numerous environmentally sustainable features incorporated into its design.
Of the 48 apartments, 15 are reserved for households with disabilities. It is estimated that Contra Costa will need 3,900 affordable homes for people with developmental disabilities in the next 10 years. Safe, stable, affordable housing developments like Arboleda will allow Walnut Creek residents with developmental disabilities and their families to live with dignity and to thrive.
In addition to the apartments, the onsite services are critical to ensuring residents with developmental disabilities are living independently, accessing resources for food, transportation, home health, activities with their neighbors, and volunteer opportunities which help them remain and reach their potential in the Arboleda community.
Arboleda will provide permanent affordable housing for households whose income is at or below 50% of the area median. The Housing Authority of the County of Contra Costa is providing 29 project-based Section 8 vouchers, which enables low income households to pay only 1/3 of their income for rent.
Funding comes from City of Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County, Housing Authority of the County of Contra Costa, Wells Fargo Bank, CTCAC, California Housing Finance Agency, Mental Health Services Act, California Community Reinvestment, Federal Home Loan Bank AHP, California Dept. of Developmental Services
Arboleda was designed by architect Van Meter William Pollack LLP and built by James E. Roberts-Obayashi, Inc., general contractor.
Program begins at 10:30 with remarks from Mayor Bob Simmons and project partners, followed by tours and refreshments.