Trinity Place / Stephen Whalen Photography
'Trinity Place' Opens in San Diego
by Wakeland Staff
October 6, 2021
SAN DIEGO - Seventy-three formerly unhoused seniors now have a permanent place to live thanks to Wakeland's newest community in San Diego. It’s called Trinity Place and it combines affordable housing with social and medical services to help seniors transition from homelessness and thrive.
The development opened last month with 74 homes (73 affordable apartments and 1 managers’ unit) designed specifically for unhoused seniors age 55+ who have ongoing medical needs.
“Trinity Place is unique in that it not only gives these seniors a safe place to live, but also offers wraparound supportive services designed to help them live stable, independent lives,” said Ken Sauder, Wakeland’s President & CEO. “Completing this property demonstrates Wakeland’s commitment to provide affordable and supportive homes that help people who are struggling during the current housing crisis.”
Services will be provided by PATH (People Assisting The Homeless), St. Paul’s Senior Services’ Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), CRF Senior IMPACT, and Alpha Project Home Finders.
Designed by Studio E Architects and built by Allgire General Contractors, Trinity Place has three stories of beautiful studio apartments furnished to meet the needs of seniors. The ground floor has a grand lobby, landscaped courtyard with seating, offices for medical and social services, and a large community room to host resident gatherings and workshops. Each floor has window-lined, light-filled hallways and vibrant paint colors to create a cheerful environment for residents’ living.
Financing come from a number of sources, including an award of 9% tax credits from the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee. Wells Fargo provided tax credit equity and a construction loan. The San Diego Housing Commission provided a loan and Project-Based Section 8 Vouchers. Other funds came from Civic San Diego, the CalHFA Special Needs Housing Program (administered by the County of San Diego), the California Community Reinvestment Corporation, and the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco Affordable Housing Program. Acquisition financing was provided by the Low-Income Investment Fund.