Vista del Rio is located adjacent to the Riverview Golf Course and adds much-needed housing for persons with physical and developmental disabilities in Orange County.
The 2.7-ac. site includes 41 special needs apartments (15 dua), and the design is a traditional Craftsman to complement with this historic section of Santa Ana. The site is located near an OCTA bus line, Park, UCI Medical Center and a grocery market.
An allocation of $6,418,000 in 9% Low-Income Housing Tax Credits was awarded in 2011. The City funded $5,000,000 via RDA and HOME funds. Social services are provided by Com- munity Housing Resources.
The site plan provides two classrooms for therapy sessions. The California Dept. of Rehabilitation provides funding for re- habilitation for residents with physical impairments, and the Regional Center of Orange County provides funding for men- tal health counseling for residents with developmental disabili- ties.
Construction is two levels of Type V with 52 spaces of surface parking. Amenities include a large community room with a kitchen, classrooms, courtyard with fountain, and meditation garden.
100% affordable: 22 units – 30% AMI, 18 units – 50% AMI.
Property type: Affordable
Year Built: 2013
No. Units: 41
Co-Developers: AMCAL Multi-Housing A Community of Friends
Contractor: AMCAL General Contractors
Architect: KTGY Group
Vista del Rio