Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. – On June 29, 2020, Affordable Housing Finance (AHF) announced the 2020 Reader’s Choice Award Finalists. National Community Renaissance’s (National CORE) Encanto Village in San Diego, is one of 32 developments from 19 states to make the list and one of four in the multifamily category.
Finalists represent the best affordable housing developments from 2019 and 2020, highlighting the diversity and complexity of the industry. AHF magazine and newsletter subscribers are encouraged to vote for their top choices in 10 categories, as well as Best Overall Development. Encanto Village is a finalist for Best Family Development and Best Overall Development. Voting is open between July 1 to July 31.
The winners will be honored at AHF Live: The 2020 Affordable Housing Developers Summit from November 16 through November 18 in Chicago and announced in the November/December issue of AHF.
“Encanto Village represents what is possible when developers and cities work together to create strong and vibrant communities for their residents,” said President and CEO Steve PonTell. “As a high-density transit-oriented development, Encanto Village sets the standard for future developments in San Diego, addressing challenges of investment, crowding, housing, traffic, pollution, and crime.”
This stunning community provides 65 spacious apartment homes for individuals and families earning between 30 and 60 percent of the area median income (AMI), with eight homes set-aside for homeless veterans. Retail on the first level offers additional opportunities to bring investment and resources to the community.
Its striking urban design and bright colors create space and depth, making the building not only functional but beautiful. Certified LEED for Homes Gold, Encanto Village features well-insulated walls, energy-efficient windows, a high-performance HVAC system, and a high-efficiency central boiler system.
National CORE is committed to building the future of community, providing residents with stable housing and a support system so they can truly thrive. Through National CORE’s Hope through Housing Foundation, residents of Encanto Village have access to an onsite Services Coordinator and a wide range of onsite programs and services. Hope through Housing’s services promote educational attainment, economic mobility, and overall well-being.
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About National Community Renaissance (National CORE)
National Community Renaissance, based in Southern California, is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit developers of affordable housing. National CORE manages nearly 9,000 affordable, senior, and market-rate units in California, Texas, and Florida. National CORE’s strength is in its ability to offer partners an array of in-house capabilities that navigates the complexities of planning, developing, building, managing, and providing supportive services. For more information on National CORE, please visit www.nationalcore.org.
Jill Van Balen