Financing for the $29.7 million Archway Commons II includes low-income housing tax credits.
Financing for the $29.7 million Archway Commons II includes low-income housing tax credits.

EAH Housing has opened its latest development, bringing 74 affordable homes to Modesto, California.

Archway Commons stands as “a beacon of hope,” said Modesto mayor Sue Zwahlen. “The completion of this dual-phase affordable housing community exemplifies our commitment to providing a sustainable and inclusive future for residents and families. By partnering with EAH Housing on this project, we are offering not just shelter, but a thriving community with essential amenities and services. Archway Commons is a transformative step toward a more equitable and prosperous Modesto.”

EAH Housing built Archway Commons on former industrial grounds that were rezoned for the development of affordable housing. The community is near state Route 99, about 2.5 miles from downtown Modesto, and in convenient proximity to multiple bus lines, a shopping center, several public parks, primary and secondary schools, and Modesto Junior College.

The most recent phase, Archway Commons II, features nine, two-story buildings comprising mostly two- and three-bedroom apartments for residents earning 30% to 60% of the area median income. This brings the total unit count of the community to 150 homes.

Residents can enjoy a variety of shared amenities. The communal space includes a swimming pool, an outdoor picnic area, a basketball court, two tot lots, a common room, a computer learning center, and a management office with a reception area. A variety of on-site supportive services will be available to residents within the community center, such as case management with a personal services plan, life skills workshops, money management, employment assessment, and job preparation.

"At EAH Housing, our commitment to providing affordable housing is unwavering,” said Laura Hall, CEO of the longtime affordable housing organization that serves more than 25,000 families, seniors, veterans, people with special needs, and others across 240 communities in California and Hawaii. “We believe that every individual and family deserves a place to call home, and we are proud to contribute to this fundamental need across California. The completion of the second and final phase of Archway Commons in Modesto is a testament to our dedication. We are honored to play a role in creating vibrant communities, fostering a sense of belonging, and making a positive impact on the lives of residents and families throughout the state."

The second phase has a development cost of approximately $29.7 million. Funding sources included low-income housing tax credits from the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee and syndicated by Hudson Housing Capital. Archway Commons II also utilized a U.S. Bank construction loan, a HOME loan and a land loan from the city of Modesto, and an Affordable Housing Sustainable Community program award from the state Department of Housing and Community Development.