Yorba Linda, Calif. – National CORE and the City of Yorba Linda today broke ground on Oakcrest Terrace, a 69-unit apartment community combining affordability, livability and sustainability.
Oakcrest Terrace has been designed to meet the housing needs of four high-priority market segments: the locally employed, seniors, veterans and families. Access to employment opportunities – via public transit, proximity to the 91 Freeway and promotion of active transportation – is a key component of the apartment home community.
“As important as it is to create stable living environments, ‘housing’ and ‘affordable housing’ – in today’s world – involve so much more than four walls and a roof,” said Steve PonTell, President and Chief Executive Officer of National CORE, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit developers of affordable housing. “Transforming lives and communities requires a much more holistic approach. Affordability, yes. Sustainability, yes. Having access to a variety of transportation options so that people can readily get to and from work, absolutely.”
National CORE, through its Hope through Housing Foundation, also provides a variety of social services designed to promote upward mobility and financial independence. Features such as a computer lab and afterschool programs will be available for residents of Oakcrest Terrace within a 3,700-square-foot community center.
Oakcrest Terrace is located at 22744 Eastpark Drive in the Savi Ranch neighborhood of Yorba Linda.
Financial partners in the project include Citibank and Raymond James Associates. The architect in Wayne Davis. Other partners include DCi Engineering Inc. and landscape architects RRM Design Group.
About National CORE, Hope through Housing
National CORE, based in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit developers of affordable housing. CORE manages nearly 9,000 affordable, senior and market-rate units in California, Arkansas, Texas and Florida. Hope through Housing was founded by National CORE in 1998 to provide life-changing social services to residents and communities. For more information on CORE and Hope through Housing, please visit www.nationalcore.org.
Steve Lambert, The 20/20 Network
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