Raimi + Associates (R+A) provided technical assistance to developers on the greenhouse gas emission mitigation measures for their Affordable Housing Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Round 7 grant program applications
Raimi + Associates (R+A) supported Enterprise Community Partners to help applicants increase their greenhouse gas reductions and strengthen scores for applications to the Strategic Growth Council’s Affordable Housing Sustainable Communities (AHSC) program. Four projects R+A assisted were awarded funding: Dakota (Fresno), Eureka Scattered Sites (Eureka), Mulberry Gardens (Riverside), and Seventh Street Village (Modesto).
The projects were awarded a combined total of $140 million for 433 affordable housing units and their associated improvements to active transportation, transit, and shared mobility.
R+A assisted winning projects in the Central Valley, North State, and Inland Southern California regions – areas which are typically underrepresented in the program. This included the only “scattered site” project to be awarded funding, located in the City of Eureka located in Humboldt County.
This was the first round of AHSC where the buildings were required to be all-electric construction. When completed, they will deliver the co-benefits of improved indoor air quality and reduced air pollution, which are particularly relevant for the two projects located within disadvantaged communities.
R+A is proud to support the creation of affordable, sustainable housing in communities across the state. Congratulations to all winners!
Descriptions of the winning projects assisted by R+A:
Awarded $48.7 Million, the San Joaquin Valley-based project is a partnership between UP Holdings California and RHCB Development. The project:
Includes 114 affordable homes for families and veterans.
Will support residents by providing wrap-around services through the Veterans Affairs Office, RH Community Builders, and the City Center.
Will promote more biking, walking, and public transit use by constructing new bike lanes, new walkways, thirty-two new bus stop stations, and purchasing an electric bus and carpool vans.
2. Eureka Scattered Sites Project
Awarded $30.1 Million, the Eureka-based project is a partnership between Linc Housing Corporation and the City of Eureka. The project:
Includes: 90 affordable homes.
Will support residents by providing short- and long-term bicycle parking, services offices, a community room, laundry facilities, and a playground.
To improve connectivity between the project and Eureka’s downtown, the project includes the purchase of two battery-electric microtransit vehicles and charging infrastructure, as well as the development of the G Street Bicycle Boulevard and thousands of feet of new and repaired sidewalks.
3. Mulberry Gardens Family Apartments
Awarded $27.9 Million, the Riverside-based project is a partnership between Eden Housing and the City of Riverside. The project:
Includes 150 affordable homes near downtown Riverside.
Will support residents by providing outdoor recreational areas included a tot lot, bocce ball court, fitness area, and outdoor eating areas.
Will promote more biking, walking, and transit by constructing new sidewalk, bike lanes, bus shelters, crosswalks, and street trees, and purchasing 42 zero-emissions CalVans.
4. Seventh Street Village
Awarded $33 Million, the Modesto-based project is led by Visionary Home Builders of California. The project:
Includes 79 affordable homes.
Will support residents by providing a business center, Head Start Day Care area, and community center which will double as a cooling center to keep residents safe during extreme heat.
Will promote more biking, walking, and transit by constructing bike lanes and sidewalks, planting tree canopies, and provide support to new commuter rail to the Silicon Valley and Sacramento.
If you’d like to get in touch with us about this work, please contact us at email@example.com.