HOUSING PROJECTS UNDERWAY
Ortiz Plaza is the result of a partnership between Phoenix Development, Integrity Housing and California Human Development to provide much-needed affordable housing for Sonoma County’s agricultural workers.
Construction of Ortiz Plaza phase I of our apartment complex to house low-income farmworker families in Sonoma County is complete and the units are all filled! We are now focused on building the remaining units (phase II).
When complete, Ortiz Plaza will consist of four two-story buildings creating 30 homes, each with two bedrooms and one-and-a-half bathrooms. The buildings will encircle a single level community center with laundry facilities, a management office, kitchen, covered patio, a BBQ/picnic area, and a children’s playground. As the designs called for, Community garden space was created and is actively being utilized by the residents.
In keeping with CHD’s holistic approach to housing development, onsite services such as English as a Second Language, citizenship workshops, financial literacy classes, health services outreach, mentoring programs, computer classes, educational and after school programs, and nutrition programs will be offered to both the residents and the larger community.
Funding sources for this project include but are not limited to: USDA 514 Loan, USDA 521 Residential Assistance for 29 units (renter pays no more than 30% of their income for rent), Federal Tax Credits, CA State Farmworker tax credits, Loan from Sonoma County CDC, Tax exempt bonds, Permanent 1st mortgage from California Community Reinvestment Corp., the Sonoma County Community Development Commission, Marv Soiland, Jackson Family Wines and Enterprises, donor advised funds from Community Foundation Sonoma County, the Sonoma County Grape Growers Foundation (through pledges from Balleto Vineyards and Winery, Rodney Strong Wine Estates, the Rubin Family of Wines, Sangiacomo Vineyards, Vino Farms) and American AgCredit – there is an amazing $700,000 in charitable contributions represented by these funders.
The property is managed by Hyder Property Management Professionals and interested parties can contact the onsite manager by calling (707) 921-5188.