Oceanside, CA – The coastal city of Oceanside, CA, is ushering in a new era of high-quality affordable apartment living with the opening of the much-anticipated Mission Cove community for families, seniors, veterans and transitional age youth.
Officials from the city and National CORE (National CORE), one of the nation’s most respected nonprofit community builders, will host a grand opening of the first phase of the 288-unit rental community on Wednesday, Dec. 13. Phase 1 offers 90 affordable apartment homes and addresses the housing needs of underserved segments of the community.
When completed, Mission Cove will include the Kay Parker Family Resources Center, 10,500 square feet of retail, commercial and office space, outdoor play areas, a perimeter walking path and outside exercise equipment.
Hope through Housing Foundation will provide an on-site state-licensed preschool to help children develop confidence, nurture creativity, and establish lifelong critical thinking skills. Other programs and services will focus on youth and development, health and wellness, workforce development and asset building.
“No one has been harder hit by the housing crisis than veterans, seniors and families who, through no fault of their own, have struggled to make ends meet. The partnership that has made Mission Grove possible will transform the lives of those who live here and create additional economic opportunities for the community at large,” said Steve PonTell, President and Chief Executive Officer of National CORE.
Said Oceanside Mayor Jim Wood, “Former Oceanside Housing Commission Chair Kay Parker had a vision to provide affordable housing for veterans, seniors and low-income families. She was passionate about her vision, and with the help of the City’s Housing and Neighborhood Services Department and National CORE, her dream became a reality with the development of Mission Cove. We are grateful for their hard work and determination to bring this project to fruition. Mission Cove will benefit our community for years to come.”
Wednesday’s grand opening will begin at 10 a.m. at 3239 Conch Way in Oceanside.
Representatives from many of the project’s partners will be in attendance. They include the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee, the California Department of Housing and Community Development, the California Housing Finance Agency, Citibank, Wells Fargo, the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco and the NeighborWorks UrbanLift Community Grant Program.

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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. National CORE manages nearly 9,000 affordable, senior and market-rate units in California, Arkansas, Texas and Florida. Over the past two decades, its Hope through Housing has provided more than 2 million hours in supportive services to enhance quality of life, including preschool, afterschool, senior wellness and upward mobility programs. For more information on both organizations, please visit nationalcore.org and Hope Through Housing Foundation.