Las Brisas Groundbreaking – Corner of Marea and Rio Seco Street, San Luis
Las Brisas, a 60-unit complex, was developed with approximately $9,612,151 in funding and includes 15 one-bedroom apartments and 45 two-bedroom apartments. Each building will have solar power and the sustainable development will be accomplished with the architect’s prescriptive energy path.
The Project has been identified as “Mixed Occupancy” and follows the requirements of Housing for Older Persons. The building will be a 55+ Elderly housing complex with 55+ Chronically Homeless individuals and as required by the Fair Housing Act, the Project will only have a maximum of twenty (20%) of the occupied units, with preference given to Chronically Homeless individuals. Of the 60 units, 18 are set-aside for households at 40% of the Area Median Income (AMI); 24 at 50% AMI; 17 at 60% AMI and one manager’s unit.
The multi-purposed common area will include a community room, office, laundromat, Food Pantry and a landscaped picnic area. A tenant garden area will include space to raise flowers and vegetables along with fruit and citrus trees. The units will have all necessary amenities, ceiling fans, window coverings, washer and dryer hook-ups and 3.5 KW Solar Packages.
The Comite de Bien Estar, Inc. (CDB) will be providing Enriched Supportive Services to the residents. CDB will furnish a Tenant Coordinator that will work a minimum of 10-hours per week, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating the service plan and will provide weekly transportation to tenants twice weekly. Financial Literacy classes will be held quarterly; and on-site computer training targeted to adults. CDB has contracted with Campesinos Sin Fronteras (CSF) to provide Health education and health screenings for the residents every two-months at no cost to the tenants. WACOG has contracted with the Project to provide Case Management services and specifically for the Chronically Homeless Persons. This will be on-site but may include referrals to other agencies or clinics in the surrounding community. CDB will provide residents the opportunity to access services which promote self-efficiency, maintain independent living and support positive life choices. Additional services will include Health screening and education, ESL and Citizenship classes, Financial Literacy, Cultural dance and music, Health and home care, and transportation.