Claremont Insider: Affordable Housing Update

Friday, September 10, 2010

Affordable Housing Update

The City's website has an informational blurb about the Jamboree Housing Corp. affordable housing project on the old Claremont Courier site at 111 S. College Ave. Most of the information is a rehash of the article in the last Claremont City Letter, but there are a couple links for anyone interested in applying for one of the residential units.

Jamboree will break ground in November. Courier Place will be open to low- to moderate-income families, and there will be 38 units for seniors. Preference for the family units will be given to families that have a person employed in Claremont.

Affordable Housing Project Update (Sep 7, 2010)

City Council has partnered with Jamboree Housing Corporation, a non-profit housing development company, to develop an affordable housing project at 111 S. College Avenue on the site of the former Courier building.

With the funding in place, the City is scheduled to break ground this fall. Construction is scheduled to start in November and is anticipated to take a little over a year. Pending weather delays, the project would be ready for occupancy in early 2012.

Jamboree Housing Corp. has named the project Courier Place. the complex will have 75 units divided into three residential buildings.There will be 38 one-bedroom senior (age 62+) units in one courtyard style building, 36 family units with 2 to 3 bedrooms in two 18-unit buildings, and one two-bedroom manager unit. In addition to the residential buildings, there will be a community building, swimming pool, a playground and landscaped areas.

Applicants must meet low to moderate income guidelines set by the state with rents ranging from $481 to $1,218. In addition to income criteria, family units will have a residency preference provided to households where at least one member of the household is employed within the city of Claremont.

The City is maintaining a mailing list of interested applicants which will be turned over to Jamboree in the next six months. The qualification process will be administered by Jamboree Corporation. To be placed on the mailing list, please contact the City of Claremont at (909) 399-5441 or fill out the interest form and send to City Hall.

Courier Place Site Plan
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