National CORE welcomes residents to their new homes at the recently completed San Ysidro Senior Village in San Diego! This stunning affordable housing community provides 50 fully furnished studio apartment homes for chronically homeless individuals, 55 years and better, with a team of service partners committed to helping residents thrive in their new home.

The move-in process presented many challenges for our property management and Hope through Housing teams. Because of the pandemic, residents were moved into their new homes one by one, to keep both the residents and our staff safe, all while wearing required face masks, practicing social distancing, and sanitizing materials and surfaces between each move-in.

Before the final move-in, residents received a tour of the new community and amenities, including the community center, outdoor community garden, barbeque station, and laundry facilities. Social service providers from Hope through Housing, Casa Familiar, and Father Joe’s Villages provided food and essential items to welcome residents. Many of the residents are adjusting to their new home after being on the streets for years and in some cases decades. Service coordinators are working with residents to teach them life skills and helping residents to feel safe and secure in their new homes.

The team at San Ysidro Senior Village will now focused on the health and well-being of each resident. One of the new residents needed a little extra coaxing to enter his new apartment. The community manager spoke gently to him and told him he was home. A little while later, the community manager went back to check on the resident and found him sound asleep on his new bed.