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Our projects are diverse.  They include apartments and single family homes, senior housing, co-housing where several families share a kitchen, dining and living room; and single room occupancy.  Where supportive services are available and responsive to our residents, we have built housing for families in transition and for homeless adults, as well as for individuals with developmental disabilities.  We redevelop housing stock such as mobile home parks that provide home ownership opportunities to people with very low to moderate incomes.  

Boronda Oaks

Boronda Oaks, Monterey County, CA

Boronda Oaks is a 22-home, mixed income, neighborhood on the edge of Salinas, CA.  The site, which was once a mix old farm buildings and small houses, is now a bright, affordable housing development.  Eleven homes were built through South County Housing’s self-help construction program, including five for farmworker families.

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Corralitos Creek Apartments, Freedom, CA

Corralitos Creek, one of South County Housing’s most beautiful communities, consists of 64 creekside apartments in a townhome setting with half of the units reserved for farmworker families.  The community building, which is used for meetings and family celebrations, opens onto a tot lot with grassy areas and benches.  The development is located in unincorporated Santa Cruz County, close to shopping and public transportation.

Corralitos Creek Townhomes

Corralitos Creek Townhomes, Freedom CA

The Corralitos Creek development consists of both rental apartments and 35 townhomes that were sold to families earning less than 110% of County median income.  The development is located in Freedom, an unincorporated area of Santa Cruz County near Watsonville. 

Forest Park

Forest Park, Gilroy, CA

Forest Park is a beautiful new neighborhood of contemporary townhomes and detached single family homes.  When all the phases are complete, the 12-acre development will feature courtyards, paseos, bicycle and pedestrian paths along Miller Slough, and tree-lined streets with hidden garages.  This novel infill development will ultimately create 210 units of mixed-income housing.

Jardines de Boronda

Jardines de Boronda, Monterey County, CA

South County Housing built Jardines de Boronda to offer quality, comfortable, affordable housing to farm workers and their families in the heart of the Salinas Valley, a major farming region.  Apartments in the 15-unit complex are available to very low-income families making less than 50% of the area median income and whose incomes are based on agricultural employment. The Jardines community also features a community center, playground, and picnic area.

Los Arroyos

Los Arroyos, Gilroy, CA

Los Arroyos is a master planned community consisting of 373 homes built for people with a variety of income levels.  Proceeds from market rate homes subsidized very low, low and moderate-income housing in the other phases of the Los Arroyos subdivision, including all of the infrastructure costs for Villa Esperanza, apartments for people with developmental disabilities.  In addition to a centrally located park for sports and picnics, South County Housing built a child development center at Los Arroyos. 

Morgan Station

Morgan Station, Morgan Hill, CA

Morgan Station consists of 17 three- and four-bedroom homes for families with low to above moderate incomes.  The community, completed in 2006, captures California’s small town charm.  It is located close to shopping and transportation corridors.

Nuevo Amanecer

Nuevo Amanecer (New Dawn), Monterey County, CA

Nuevo Amanecer, which was named a finalist in the Best in American Living Awards by Professional Builder magazine and the National Association of Homebuilders, consists of 63 apartments and townhomes for farm worker families.  The design team included several green features: low-e windows, recycled-content building materials, and low-VOC paints.  All of the project’s common area electricity is provided by solar panels.

Nuevo Sol

Nuevo Sol (New Sun), Santa Cruz, CA

Nuevo Sol Apartments represent a full-circle solution for chronically homeless adults in Santa Cruz County.  South County Housing renovated a small motel in the Beach Flats area to provide permanent housing with subsidized rents.  Among the green features the project offers are stained concrete floors, radiant floor heating, cellulose insulation and furnishings made from sustainable wood and recycled products.  Residents pay $-0- for utilities.

Royal Court

Royal Court Apartments, Morgan Hill, CA

The 55 apartments in the Royal Court development were designed by award-winning architects for very low- and low-income families.  The Community Center was built as a replica of an existing building and houses a computer lab, community room with a large screen television, and kitchen facilities for meetings and family celebrations.  There is covered parking and a tot lot in a grassy area with benches.  

Rustic Gardens Apartments

Rustic Gardens Apartments, Hollister, CA

Rustic Gardens was South County Housing’s first multifamily, tax-credit development in Hollister.  There are 19 apartments for families with low and very low incomes in a townhouse-like setting with large grassy areas.  In addition to a community room, there is an onsite laundry facility, a tot lot with equipment for small children, and space for a community garden.

Sherwood Forest Homes

Sherwood Forest Homes, Hollister, CA

Sherwood Forest consists of 51 three- and four-bedroom homes for very low and low-income families in San Benito County.   It was the third community of self-help homes that South County Housing developed in Hollister.  Each family provided construction labor during every week of the construction phase, and this labor was credited toward a sweat-equity down payment on the purchase of their home.

The Skeels Hotel

The Skeels Hotel, Morgan Hill, CA

A plaque on the wall commemorates a 1926 visit to the original Skeels Hotel by the Swedish Crown Prince and Princess.  South County Housing’s  new mixed-use building located in downtown Morgan Hill now incorporates affordable housing and a 3,600 sq. ft. commercial space on the ground floor currently occupied by a trendy restaurant.  It is located close to public and rail transportation. The upstairs consists of 13 single-room occupancy (SRO) apartments for very low-income adults.

Sobrato Transitional Apartments

Sobrato Transitional Apartments, Gilroy, CA

After being challenged by the Gilroy Homeless Task Force to build a shelter for the rising homeless population, South County Housing partnered with EHC Lifebuilders to build the 60-unit Sobrato Transitional Apartments. This development has created a safe haven for homeless families and individuals working to improve their lives. In addition to affordable monthly rents, SCH and its service partners offer support services such as child care, parenting classes, employment assistance, and individual case management to each family during their two-year stay.

Viale Homes

Viale Homes, Morgan Hill, CA

Viale is beautiful home development in the City of Morgan Hill, built to offer low- and moderate-income families the opportunity to own their own homes. Preference for purchases was granted first to the community's teachers, and next to police offers, city employees, Morgan Hill school district employees, and local residents. Viale is close to downtown Morgan Hill and offers easy access to nearby freeway and rail services.


Vista Point, Pacific Grove, CA

Vista Point is a senior community ideally located just a block from Lover’s Point Beach in Pacific Grove—the first affordable-designated senior housing development in a town where seniors make up 20% of the population. Faced with escalating housing prices that forced seniors to move away, City officials partnered with South County Housing for more than 10 years to plan and build this visually stunning complex. The 49-unit apartment community serves very-low and low-income seniors, boasts the latest in computer technology, has on-site laundry facilities, and offers spectacular views of the Monterey Bay.

Wheeler Manor

Wheeler Manor, Gilroy CA

Wheeler Manor reflects the Gilroy community’s civic pride and concern for low- and very-low income seniors and disabled residents.  It consists of 110 one-bedroom apartments with onsite parking, laundry facility, a senior day-care center, community activity center, beauty parlor, exercise room, library, and courtyard.   The spacious dining room and commercial kitchen easily accommodate meals served to the seniors twice a week.  South County Housing converted and rehabilitated the main building of the historic, 1929 Wheeler Hospital.  New additions to the building maintain the architectural flavor of the original.



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