Stockton and South Lake Tahoe will be the first to develop affordable housing on excess state-owned land, under an executive order issued by Governor Newsom.
Nationwide, Stockton rose to the top of the list for rent increases. The city will build 100 LEED-certified housing units on the state’s East Miner Avenue property with one, two, and three bedrooms in a modular multi-family project. The units will have energy-efficient appliances, rooftop gardens, and solar power.
Visionary Home Builders CEO Carol Ornelas heads the Stockton project and said it will benefit both renters and downtown Stockton.
“This is in the heart of downtown,” he said. “So we’re going to have access to walking, to the bus, the train. People that work in downtown will have a chance to live in this community.”
Ornelas expected occupancy to begin in late 2021. In South Lake Tahoe, 100 affordable housing units will rise up on Lake Tahoe Boulevard and Tata Lane with an emphasis on workforce housing.
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