On October 26th, a ground breaking ceremony occurred for Rosewood Court. A project that was funded in 2015 from the General Pool with Low Income Housing Tax Credits and was developed by Domus AZ LLC with a co-developer of H4H Development, LLC. Rosewood Court is the first phase of this development. Built on land that previously held substandard housing units, including mobile homes manufactured in the 1960’s, a four-plex and several single family residences built in the mid 1960’s, the project included full demolition and new construction. The City qualified this as a blighted project and despite the current condition of the property (abandoned and boarded up), there were nine residents at the time of the acquisition, which required relocation.
Upon the completion of the project, there will be 49 low-income units comprised of 12 one-bedroom units; 21 two-bedroom units and 16 three-bedroom units, plus one two-bedroom employee unit. The units will be set aside for households with incomes falling between 40 and 60 percent of the area median income, and will also include one manager unit. This project was designed to attract families and seniors. This project will give preference to veterans. The residents will be steps away from a light rail station and two Metro Valley bus routes traveling East/West and North/South.
On-site services will include after school education assistance programs, computer training classes, job training, search assistance and/or job placement, and financial literacy classes. Seniors will have access to on-site wellness and nutrition classes and health screening as well as an on-site service coordinator at least 40 hours per week. They will assist any qualified veteran household through the use of staff from its Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program (“SSVF”) in Northern Arizona and through a partnership with the Madison Street Veteran Association which will include case management, personal financial planning, assistance applying for VA and other benefits; childcare, transportation, emergency assistance and referrals. Rosewood Court will have ceiling fans, window coverings, a community room, a common laundry area, a playground, a multiuse sport court, bike storage and a community garden. Units will have either a private fenced backyard, patio or balcony.