Rialto, Calif. – The City of Rialto and San Bernardino County leaders joined Related California and National CORE to celebrate the completion of Metro View, the City’s first transit-oriented affordable housing development.

Metro View provides 55, affordable one-, two- and three-bedroom apartment homes to individuals and families who earn less than 60% of the area median income. The development is located adjacent to the Rialto Metrolink station and Omnitrans Route 22, giving residents access to multiple options for reliable public transportation.

“Affordable housing shapes strong communities. It means more stability and better living for everyone,” National CORE President Michael Ruane said. “Metro View takes public transportation into consideration, meaning that in addition to affordable rent, our residents can look forward to dependable transportation to simplify their lives while also being environmentally conscious.”

Following LEED standards, Metro View is sustainable, durable and energy efficient. The community’s design includes photovoltaic solar panels, plumbing systems that limit water waste, drought tolerant native plants and rainwater retention systems to reduce irrigation demands.

“We’re proud of this public-private partnership with Mayor Robertson, Supervisor Baca and our development partners to develop the first affordable, transit-oriented development in Rialto that will provide residents with affordable housing with services adjacent to transit,” Related California Vice President of Development Stan Smith said.

Onsite amenities include a community hub with computer center and warming kitchen, a swimming pool, picnic area with barbecue grills, children’s playground and an outdoor teen area, encouraging engagement and community among young adult residents.

“Affordable housing is a critical need and important to many individuals and families. It is a primary solution in combating our nation’s growing unsheltered population,” Fifth District Supervisor Joe Baca, Jr. said. “National CORE and Related California’s Metro View apartments will not only improve the quality of life for people in Rialto but also set a model for what city and county partnerships can accomplish to support our most vulnerable communities.”

Located in the heart of Downtown Rialto, Metro View is within walking distance of the Rialto Historical Society, Bud Bender Park and various eateries and shops.

Since stable housing is only part of the solution to the homelessness crisis, the Hope through Housing Foundation will provide free after-school and summer programs as well as GED classes, job preparation, parenting and financial coaching, and health and wellness activities.

Construction commenced in April 2022 and welcomed its first residents in February 2024.

“Metro View represents the future of Rialto, showcasing a dynamic transformation for our residents,” Rialto Mayor Deborah Robertson said. “This beautiful transit-oriented community promises not only reliable transportation but also will contribute to increased property values, expanded job opportunities and will help reduce our city’s carbon footprint. It is a testament to the power of partnerships in building a brighter future for our remarkable city.”

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