POWAY, Calif. — The City of Poway broke ground Tuesday on a new housing complex for adults with developmental disabilities, city officials said.
The affordable housing development known as Villa de Vida Poway is a collaboration of nonprofit Mercy Housing California and Pasadena-based Villa de Vida. The space is located on Poway Housing Authority property along Oak Knoll Road and is expected to be completed in late 2020.
The project received a financial boost last October when San Diego County approved a $4.5 million loan to break ground on the property. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the county’s Innovative Housing Trust Fund provided the money.
Mercy Housing California and Villa de Vida said rent projections for a single-person household range from $547 to $913, with each resident paying 30% or less of their income for rent. The complex is expected to have 50 one-bedroom units and four two-bedroom units, as well as outdoor courtyards, multi-purpose spaces, exercise rooms, laundry rooms and a common kitchen.
.@cityofpoway was honored to take part in this morning's groundbreaking celebration of Villa de Vida, an affordable housing complex at the corner of Oak Knoll and Pomerado. Villa de Vida will provide independent living opportunities for 53 adults with developmental disabilities. pic.twitter.com/0SrV2N0uND
— City of Poway (@cityofpoway) May 28, 2019