California Community

Villa Escondido, Orange Cove Fresno County

Villa Escondido is an 81 unit affordable community with large two-, three-, and four-bedroom family units. Total building area is 84,450 square feet. The new housing is located on a 7.0 acre site in southern Orange Cove near the Lopez Community Center and Park, Citrus Middle school and tow medical clinics. Fresno county local bus and Dial-a-Ride service are available.

Construction is 10 residential buildings and 165 secure surface parking spaces. Amenities include a pool, lanai, children’s play area and community clubhouse.
The design exceeds Title 24 energy efficiency requirements by 15%, and all appliances are “Energy Star” rated. No-VOC paint and low-VOC adhesives were used.
Villa Escondido was funded by 9% Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, allocated in 2005 and syndicated by SunAmerica.
Occupancy began in 2007, with Mayor Victor Lopez attending the Grand Dedication ceremony.

100% affordable:
8 units – 30% AMI
8 units – 40% AMI
40 units – 50% AMI
24 units – 60% AMI
1 unit – Manager

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Year Built

2005

Type

Family

No. Units

81

Total Cost

$12,657,000

Developer

AMCAL Multi-Housing

Contractor

Architect

R.L. Davidson

Financing

Equity

$7,737,870
SunAmerica Affordable Housing Partners
$597,000
AMCAL Enterprises

Construction

AMCAL General Contractors

Permanent

$2,658,000
California Community Reinvestment Corp.
$100,000
City of Orange Cove

Agency

Non-Profit

Foundation for Affordable Housing