Camelback Pointe Ground Blessing – 1537 West Camelback Road, Phoenix
Camelback Pointe brings together, for the first time in Arizona, both the features of a Transit Oriented Development and a supportive services Housing First model. The site, was selected to purposely locate the Project near supportive services, frequent bus and high capacity transit routes, healthcare facilities, and civic and recreational/ cultural amenities attractive to and critical to the stability of the Chronically Homeless households. Additionally, the site is located near a grocery store (Fry's Food and Drug), Federally Qualified Health Center (Mountain Park Health Center), Public Park (Solano Park), Public Library (City of Phoenix Public Library -Yucca Branch), and recreational facilities (Christown YMCA, Washington Activity Center). Additionally, the site is approximately 400 feet from a Valley Metro public bus stop and approximately 1,300 feet from the 19th Ave/Camelback Road Station of the Valley Metro Rail line, ensuring that residents have convenient access to affordable transportation. The developer is Native American Connections (NAC).
Camelback Pointe is designed to serve the chronically homeless fifty-five units are studio apartments with 21 units reserved for households with incomes below 40% Area Median Income (AMI) and approximately 26 units with incomes below 50% AMI. The households will pay no more than 30% of their monthly income for rent and utilities as there is long term assistance.
On-site amenities include a clubhouse with a multipurpose room, computer room, community laundry area, gated community with security cameras, a BBQ area, picnic area, fitness room, TV lounge and a food pantry.
The project’s wraparound supportive services, LEED Gold certification and high quality architecture will improve this site from a vacant parcel with a blighted fast food restaurant into a quality, permanent supportive housing community serving the chronically homeless. The services provided will include: case management, financial literacy, a food pantry, habilitation/life skills training, job training, and a Resident Services Coordinator.