Affordable Housing Access is involved in over 100 affordable apartment communities throughout California, Arizona, Oregon, and Ohio. See below for a few examples of our work.
Tara Village Apartments | Cypress, California
Tara Village is a 170-unit apartment complex that serves a diverse community of families and seniors. The apartments cater to households earning less than 60% of the area’s median income. Of these, 20% are restricted to household incomes below 50% of the area median income. Tara Village was first acquired by the organization in 1994 earning the Mortgage Bankers Association award for creative financing. AHA completely rehabbed Tara Village in 2004, keeping its commitment to affordable housing. Project Access, the non-profit organization funded by AHA manages services at Tara Village from a fully equipped Resource Center that was doubled in size as part of the 2004 rehab. Services provided residents at Tara Village run the gamut from ESL for adults to after school activities for kids to community building events and health fairs.
Warwick Square | Santa Ana, California
The 500 unit Warwick Square Apartments was acquired and rehabbed in 1995 in a transaction that at the time was one of the largest ever financed by the California Housing Finance Agency. Warwick is notable for its spacious grounds and complete program of service amenities. The property includes a very active Resource Center that was completely rehabbed and enlarged by AHA to more than 2800 square feet in 2009. The Center includes meeting rooms, private offices, a computer lab and a kitchen. Project Access offers a wide range of educational and entertainment activities including ESL for adults, parenting classes, after school activities (including healthy snacks) and community building events. In a unique partnership with the Santa Ana Unified School District, a school readiness program prepares kids for kindergarten. Warwick Square caters to families needing affordable living—those earning less than 60% of the area’s median income with 20% of the units set aside for those earning no more than 50% of the area’s median income.
Whispering Pines | Phoenix, Arizona
Whispering Pines is part of downtown Phoenix’s success story. The apartment community is in the heart of Phoenix, which is experiencing a turnaround thanks to new investment and development by organizations including AHA. Whispering Pines caters to a mix of families and seniors. Twenty percent of residences are set aside for those earning no more than 50% of the area’s median income. The organization first acquired the property with the proceeds of a bond issue backed by an FHA insured loan. AHA rehabbed the property and, through dedicated on-site management, re-leased the apartments, thereby removing a major source of criminal activity in the area. AHA's improvements included installing card-activated security gates, tinting windows and modifying HVAC units for increased energy efficiency and dedicated maintenance. AHA invested more than $1,500,000 into the property improvements. In 2011, AHA (along with the City of Phoenix and HUD), restructured the first mortgage, insuring affordable rents for 325 families for the foreseeable future.
Cherry Blossom Estates | Portland, Oregon
In 2010, AHA’s Cherry Blossom Estates was selected by the City of Portland for the Enhanced Safety Properties award from the Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention Program for creating a safe community in what once was a crime ridden neighborhood. Close to downtown shopping and other conveniences, Cherry Blossom Estates offers affordable living apartments to a mix of families and seniors. Cherry Blossom Estates features a family resource center and on-site management. Units are reserved for those earning no more than 60% of the area’s median income with 20% of the unit’s set-aside for those earning no more than 50% of the area’s median income.
Golden West Towers | Torrance, California
AHA is the Managing General Partner of a partnership that completed a multi-million dollar rehab, restoring and modernizing a 30-year-old high rise in Torrance. The renovation included installing fire alarms and earthquake retrofitting. This property caters to seniors 62 years and older, with rents subsidized by HUD. Project Access, the non-profit funded by AHA, operates a full range of community activities, including on-site translation services, free health screenings, exercise classes and transportation assistance.
Stratford Place/Windsor Court | Westminster, California
AHA and Related California acquired the newly constructed Stratford Place/Windsor Court in 2005. The community features beautifully designed townhomes for families and apartments for seniors. Project Access’s fully equipped Resource Center offers an array of programs, including ESL for adults, after school programming, and health and nutrition classes. Twenty-five percent of the residences are reserved for those earning no more than 60% of the area’s median income, 50% are set aside for those at 50% of the median, 15% for those at 45%, and 10% for those at 30%.