Vista del Puente Housing
Vista del Puente is our first housing complex we built. Vista del Puente was designed to serve the unique needs of families and veterans. The development is close to community amenities such: as MTS Bus Routes, Cesar Chavez and Balboa Elementary schools, Southcrest Recreation Center, Willie Henderson Sports Complex, Educational Cultural Complex, the Northgate Gonzalez Market, and Mountain View Beckworth Library.
The Vista del Puente development has a total of 52 new housing units in the Southcrest neighborhood, including 6 one bedroom units comprised of 500 square feet, each with a full kitchen and full bathroom. There are thirty 750 square foot two bedroom with a full kitchen and full bathroom, plus sixteen three bedroom units covering 1,100 square feet, each with a full kitchen and two full bathrooms.
There are numerous amenities including: a play area, a community meeting room and on-site office, a fully equipped kitchen for resident gatherings, as well as a pantry, laundry and maintenance room. The community room and management office allows for on-site services, such as tenant meetings, after school activities and financial literacy classes. Onsite services are critical to resident stability.
Vista del Puente includes solar hot water system, low-e windows, a domestic solar hot water system, a photovoltaic electrical system, Energy Star appliances and fixtures, and new high efficiency heat/air conditioning systems. Additionally, Townspeople implements water conservation features to accompany a California native and naturalized plant landscape.
The Vista del Puente Project significantly increases the housing stock in the Southcrest Community. Historically, the Southcrest community’s annual growth rate in housing units has been low, but given its central location and proximity to transit and freeways, the area is ideal for transit oriented affordable housing. Moreover, the need for affordable housing in San Diego is great, particularly for veterans and families and those struggling with HIV/AIDS. The Vista del Puente Project expands the affordable housing for at risk community members.
With our partners, National Community Renaissance, we hosted our Grand Opening December 2018. It was a marvelous event. We were pleased to have elective officials Councilmember Georgette Gomez and Board of Supervisors Ron Roberts in attendance.
Voices of Our City Choir performed. They are a local Nonprofit that gives a voice to the homeless community. It was a joy having them be apart of the celebration.