Pomona, Calif. – AMCAL and National CORE will finish construction this month on Veterans Park, a brand-new affordable and supportive housing community in Pomona that will provide 60 beautiful apartment homes for veterans and their families. The veteran-only community is now accepting pre-applications and is searching for veterans who fit the criteria to live in this beautiful affordable housing community.
Thirty of the apartment homes at Veterans Park are reserved as permanent supportive housing for veterans experiencing homelessness and can be accessed by joining the Los Angeles Coordinated Entry System (CES). The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) will directly refer veterans experiencing homelessness for the 30 apartments by pulling from the CES, which can be joined by visiting http://ceslosangeles.com/ or visiting in person the locations listed at the bottom of this news release.
To apply for the other 30 affordable apartment homes, veterans and their families can visit https://nationalcore.org/communities/veterans-park/ or contact Alma Minser (909-935-1990, [email protected]) or Rebecca Bolton (909-935-1990, [email protected]).
Located at 444 W. Commercial Street in Pomona, the transit-oriented community is just two blocks from the Pomona Transit Center, which offers connections to nearly a dozen bus lines and both Metrolink and Amtrak trains. Veterans Park provides 25 one-bedroom units, 15 two-bedroom units, and 20 three-bedroom units and is available to veterans with maximum qualifying incomes at various set asides from 30 to 60 percent of the area median income.
The community will offer specialized onsite amenities and services. Amenities include:
- A 1,052 square-foot veterans center
- A 1,725 square-foot children’s center
- A community center that offers space for communal events and activities as well as private counseling and meeting space
- A children’s play area
- A barbecue station
- Outdoor gathering spaces and walkways
The veterans center will be dedicated to serving the unique needs of veterans. The VA will provide supportive services onsite, including assistance with transitioning to civilian life and navigating the VA system. Additional resident services will be provided by the Hope through Housing Foundation and will focus on helping children succeed in school and beyond, improving the financial situation of families, and making it possible for seniors to age in place with dignity.
The veteran-only community is highly accessible and includes ADA units that offer wheelchair accessible doorways, accessible bathtubs, low countertops, doorbells with both sound and visual signals, and a voice communication system for receiving viewers.
Founded in 1978, the AMCAL Group of Companies is one of the nation’s leading housing development companies, developing quality rental and ownership residential properties throughout California, Texas and Washington, including affordable housing, luxury apartment housing and student housing. AMCAL has developed more than $2.5 billion in multifamily housing projects consisting of more than 10,000 apartment homes and is currently listed sixth on Affordable Housing Finance Magazine’s list of top developers. The organization’s mission is to improve the lives of residents and enhance their futures. Visit www.amcalhousing.com to learn more.
About National Community Renaissance (National CORE)
National CORE is one of the nation’s premier affordable housing developers, building award-winning communities and creating a platform for individual and community change. National CORE creates strong, healthy communities where residents can thrive. In partnership with the Hope through Housing Foundation, National CORE provides impactful resident programs and services to help children and teens achieve success, improve families’ financial well-being, and promote senior health and wellness. For more information on National CORE, please visit www.nationalcore.org.
About Hope through Housing
Hope through Housing believes that affordable housing can be a platform for transformational change at the individual and neighborhood level. For more than 20 years, the Hope through Housing Foundation has provided more than 2 million hours of transformational social services helping children and teens achieve success, improving families’ financial well-being, and promoting seniors’ health and wellness. For more information on Hope through Housing, please visit www.hthf.org.
Veterans experiencing homelessness:
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will pull applicants from the Coordinated Entry System (CES). To join the CES, please visit http://ceslosangeles.com/ or one of the following locations:
SAN GABRIEL VALLEY
2040 N. Garey Ave.
Pomona, CA 91767
SAN GABRIEL VALLEY
Union Station Homeless
Service Adult Center
412 S. Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105
SAN GABRIEL VALLEY
4501 Santa Anita Ave.
El Monte, CA 91731
St. Joseph Homeless Center
Los Angeles, CA 90291
Volunteers of America
628 San Julian St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014
SAN FERNANDO VALLEY
LA Family Housing
7843 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91605