Partners Complete Major Renovations at 132 Affordable Homes in City Heights
SD METRO - Daily Business Report
March 10, 2015
City Heights CDC and Wakeland Housing and Development Corp. have completed an eight-month project to renovate a total of 132 affordable homes at 10 properties scattered throughout City Heights. The major rehabilitation project “was the best way to ensure that these homes would be properly maintained as quality affordable housing for families and individuals in City Heights for many decades to come,” said City Heights CDC Executive Director Kenneth Grimes.
Elected officials, residents and representatives from City Heights CDC and Wakeland will gather March 13 to celebrate the completion of the renovation project.
Now known as the City Heights Ten, the project included rehabilitation of homes at each property, exterior improvements and the creation of a completely remodeled community room/computer lab at the largest of the 10 properties that greatly increases the partnership’s capacity to serve the residents’ needs. The City Heights Ten properties were acquired by City Heights CDC in the 1990s.
To complete the project, the two partners had to coordinate eight months of rehabilitation construction at 10 fully-occupied properties, which included temporarily relocating working families, seniors and residents with special needs in a way that impacted their daily lives as little as possible.
“My experience with the rehab construction has been awesome,” said City Heights Ten resident Tranisha Dangerfield. “I’m really enjoying the improvements, but the biggest benefit of living here is that this is a clean, nice, stable place for families to call home.”