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San Diego Housing Commission rebrands Mountain View apartment complex as affordable housing

Posted: 1:00 PM, Jul 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-15 16:01:09-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – The San Diego Housing Commission on Monday announced a grand reopening of an apartment complex in Mountain View that is now rebranded as affordable housing.

Numerous upgrades were made to the Town and Country complex on Messina Drive, and the apartments will remain affordable for 55 years, according to the Housing Commission.

"Anytime the Housing Commission has the opportunity to extend the affordability at a development we're happy to do so," said SDHC Vice President of Multifamily Housing Finance Colin Miller. "We added the community center, a BBQ area, and a second playground."

There are 145 upgraded units, but two of the units are reserved for management.

The units will remain under market value for a guaranteed 55 years thanks to a partnership between SDHC and Chelsea Investment Corporation.

Miller said the goal is to build as much affordable housing in San Diego as possible.

He said families that occupied the units were moved into hotels while construction was underway, but they came home to upgraded units, both inside and out, and a brand new 3,000 square foot community center.

There's also a computer lab and an onsite service coordinator who provides services including tutoring and resume building for the youth that reside at the complex.

All of the units are already occupied by families, but the management company still accepts applications.