A vacant lot is being transformed into an integrated supportive housing community for individuals experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Oceanside, California.
Under development by National Community Renaissance (National CORE) and the San Diego Community Housing Corp. (SDCHC), Greenbrier Village will feature 60 units—50 studio and nine one-bedroom apartments along with one manager’s unit—at a time when the unsheltered population in the region has grown by 22% since 2020, according to the project sponsors.
A groundbreaking ceremony was recently held for the $27.3 million development.
“Greenbrier Village is a prime example of the city and county’s commitment to housing some of the region’s most vulnerable populations. Creating housing units that target very low- and extremely low-income households will contribute to a segment of our housing stock that’s so desperately needed,” said Ted Miyahara, president and CEO of SDCHC. “State density bonus law played a pivotal role in bringing this project to fruition, and it’s exciting to be part of a public-private partnership where stakeholders have embraced housing legislature to maximize public benefit. I’m proud to be part of a project that will create lasting change in the lives of people and the surrounding neighborhood.”
The Hope through Housing Foundation is partnering with the County of San Diego Behavioral Health Services, Interfaith Community Services, San Ysidro Health, and other local service providers to offer high-quality support and case management to help residents maintain stable housing. Services will include care coordination; mental, physical and behavioral health services; employment development; and programs focused on social connectedness.
“Housing is just the first step to obtaining stability. The support services that we offer, coupled with high-quality homes, provide tools for our residents to set a foundation to achieve security,” said National CORE president Michael Ruane. “We want to see people thrive, and we want to help them do that by ending the poverty cycle and eliminating their risk of homelessness.”
Greenbrier Village will have a spacious community center, private offices for case management services, an outdoor terrace, a community garden, a fire pit, and laundry facilities.
Financing partners for the low-income housing tax credit development include Hudson Housing Capital, Chase Bank, city of Oceanside, and San Diego County’s No Place Like Home Funds.
National CORE anticipates that Greenbrier Village will receive a LEED for Homes certification at the gold level or better.