On Nov. 2, the City of Santa Ana joined Community Development Partners and other project partners – including the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development, the County of Orange, the Orange County Housing Finance Trust, and Mercy House – in breaking ground on the Westview House affordable housing community at Westminster Avenue and Fairview Street. Westview House will provide 85 affordable units of 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-bedroom apartments and includes a local residency preference for Santa Ana families. Seventy-five (75%) of the units will be affordable to extremely low-income households earning no more than 30% of the Area Median Income.
The project will also benefit the area by providing on-site amenities such as an outdoor children’s play structure accessible to the surrounding neighborhood, outdoor picnic and BBQ areas, walking paths and community garden beds. Community Development Partners will also be donating $100,000 of their developer fee to a surrounding community benefit. This project was made possible with over $3.9 million in funding and 26 project-based vouchers approved by the Santa Ana City Council.
The City currently has five affordable housing projects under construction and two affordable housing projects in pre-development. In total, the five projects under construction will add 351 affordable rental units to our community and two affordable homeownership opportunities. To learn more about Westview House, please click here.