San Diego Business Journal

Council Approves $27 Million Apartment Project Geared to LGBT Seniors

By Lou Hirsh Thursday, December 10, 2015
   
Rendering courtesy of Community HousingWorks

Rendering courtesy of Community HousingWorks

San Diego City Council has unanimously approved plans for a $27 million affordable housing project in North Park, described by developers as the city’s first LGBT-affirming senior housing community.

A statement from developer Community HousingWorks said the transit-friendly, 76-unit project will include support services for residents who are members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, though it will be open to all seniors. The developer plans to create an environment welcoming seniors “who have challenges finding LGBT-affirming housing.”

Community HousingWorks will develop the community, at Texas Street and Howard Avenue, with the San Diego LGBT Community Center. The city of San Diego and the San Diego Housing Commission are providing $7 million toward development and construction, expected to take about 18 months.

Led by President and CEO Sue Reynolds, San Diego-based Community HousingWorks is a non-profit developer that builds, renovates and operates affordable housing communities.