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 Lo- pez 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. Ameni- ties include a pool, lanai, children’s play area and community clubhouse.
The design exceeds Title 24 energy effi- ciency requirements by 15%, and all appli- ances 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 Vic- tor 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
Property type: Affordable
Year Built: 2005
No. Units: 81
Developer: AMCAL Multi-Housing
Contractor: AMCAL General Contractors
Architect: R.L. Davidson