Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Affordable senior campus housing, Half Moon Bay

The Daily Journal/Samantha Weigel, 11/7/15.  "A place to age:  Half Moon Bay Senior Campus complete, offers 264 affordable units."

For many seniors, living on a fixed income while the cost of housing skyrockets in San Mateo County is challenging.  .... The collaborative effort amongst affordable housing developers, nonprofits, the city and county culminated Wednesday (11/4/15) with a ceremony marking the completion of the $56.6 million Half Moon Bay Senior Campus. Built in phases, Half Moon Village was the final piece of the entire campus that includes outdoor gardens, community rooms, a fitness center and a bocce ball court. It is just south of downtown on Bloom Lane off Main Street.

.... The 160 subsidized units were the largest component of the campus and designed to house
seniors earning between 30 percent and 50 percent of the area’s median income. The village was created by the well-established affordable housing developer MidPen Housing Corporation, with financing from the county’s Housing Authority, Department of Housing as well as state and federal tax credits.

....  The project came to fruition after the county’s Housing Authority sought to rede
velop the former 60-unit mobile home site and vacant lot into a larger campus that could allow San Mateo County residents to age in place. Built in phases, the original residents were allowed to relocate into one of the new developments as the entire site was transformed. .... "... This is the final piece in the mosaic of a really exciting senior campus 160 new units. New homes for seniors and they’re part of a campus plan that has 265 units and adult day health center on site with medical services and the Senior Coastsider’s senior center for social activities, all integrated in a really beautiful campus,” said MidPen President Matt Franklin, who noted the senior community is vibrant and active.  Read more.

Reference, developer.  MidPen Housing, "Half Moon Bay Welcomes New Affordable Housing for Seniors", 1/31/12. "MidPen Housing begins construction on Half Moon Village, part of an innovative senior campus." .... Half Moon Village is a response to the tremendous need for affordable housing for seniors in San Mateo County which was ranked the most expensive rental housing market in the nation last year. Phase 1, which started construction this month, will provide 45 apartment homes. Phase 2, expected to begin construction in spring 2014, will provide an additional 115 new homes on an adjacent parcel which will replace the 60 units in the existing Half Moon Village community. The two parcels will eventually connect through a tree-lined pedestrian walkway and the community will include several common community gardens and a bocce ball court.  Half Moon Village is part the County of San Mateo’s longtime vision to create an innovative 10-acre Senior Campus where seniors will live, socialize and have easy access to services and community resources. The goal is to create a continuum of care to address the high cost of living and health care on the coast for seniors on a fixed income."  MidPen Housing/About. "Building Communities. MidPen Housing is one of the nation’s leading non-profit developers, owners and managers of high-quality affordable housing. In the forty years since MidPen was founded, we have developed over 100 communities and 7,500 homes for low-income families, seniors and special needs individuals throughout Northern California. Our developments are award-winning and nationally recognized."  MidPen housing/comments from Nancy M.

Note photograph.  Half Moon Village, 2012,  phase one, 801 Arnold Way,  45 apartment housing, Segue Construction, Inc.

 Posted by Kathy Meeh


Anonymous said...

Heartening to see a coastal town who knows how.

Anonymous said...

Pacifica needs similar help in affordable housing.The issue is growing,