Project Specifications

Total Units: 80
  • 14 1-Bedroom
  • 38 2-Bedroom
  • 28 3-Bedroom
Affordability: 100% Affordable
  • 30%,45%,50%AMI
  • New construction Certified LEED Platinum • family development on approximately nine acres. Completed in 2008
Role
  • Owner • Developer • Property Manager • Supportive Services Provider
Financing Sources
  • LIHTC-9%
  • Permanent Loan
  • City of La Quinta RDA Loan
Onsite Amenities
  • Energy Efficient Units
  • Solar Panels on every unit
  • Swimming Pool
  • Community Center/Office Area
  • Basketball Court
  • Computer Lab/Learning Center
  • Playground
  • Afterschool Program
Awards
  • 2009 Home Depot Foundation Award of Excellence for Affordable Housing Build Responsibly
  • 2009 California League of Cities Helen Putnam Award of Excellence for Housing Programs and Innovations
  • 2009 California Redevelopment Association Award of Excellence for Sustainable Development
  • 2009 Gold Nugget (PCBC) Award of Merit
    - Outstanding Affordable Project
    - Sustainable Residential Neighborhood
    - Residential Community of the Year
  • 2009 Builder’s Choice Grand Award Winner Affordable housing project; Green/Sustainable community
  • 2010 National League of Cities Award for Municipal Excellence Finalist
  • 2011 National Association of Homebuilders National Pillar of the Industry Award for Best Green Building Concepts
  • 2012 Urban Land Institute Orange County/ Inland Empire Best of the Best for Achievement in Community Development
  • 2012 Apartment Assoc. of the Greater Inland Empire Affordable Housing Community of the Year
New Construction (Family)
Vista Dunes
44-950 Vista Dunes Lane • La Quinta, California 92253

When it was first developed, Vista Dunes was the nation’s largest multi-family affordable housing community to receive LEED Platinum certification. It stands as a testament to what can be achieved through public/private partnerships in terms of sustainable, affordable workforce housing that contributes to neighborhood vitality.

Social Services
HOPE partners with the Family YMCA of the Desert to provide afterschool programming at Vista Dunes.

Programs Offered

  • At Vista Dunes, children and youth grades K-8 have a safe place to go in the critical afternoon hours between 3:00 and 6:00. The afterschool program is located on site.
  • Homework assistance
  • Y I Like Math program
  • Project-based learning activities
  • Y Be Fit program
  • Parent Health Night

Impact on Participants

  • 82% of participants say that the afterschool program helps them better understand math
  • 89% of participants say they do a better job on homework at the afterschool program than at home

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