National Community Renaissance (National CORE) and the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino (HACSB) proudly hosted the opening celebration for Crestview Terrace, a new affordable housing community that provides 184 affordable and market-rate apartments at a former public housing site in the heart of San Bernardino. Leveraging public and private funding and years of on-the-ground community engagement, numerous partners have collaborated to create a transformational affordable development, part of the more than 300-unit Arrowhead Grove community and a citywide reinvestment initiative called Uplift San Bernardino.
“This is the latest milestone for an ambitious effort that has brought positive change to a core area of the city,” said HACSB Executive Director Maria Razo. “Today we are celebrating the new homes, and new hope, Crestview Terrace has offered to nearly 200 families. The redevelopment of this community will help ensure that much-needed affordable housing continues to be available to San Bernardino families into the future, and creates new and lasting opportunities for economic development.”
The opening of Crestview Terrace follows decades of ongoing research, community engagement, and collaborative planning that has identified the high need in San Bernardino for reinvestment – and the huge potential for success that the city’s young population possesses. Through a decades-long partnership with the San Bernardino City Unified School District, local hospital systems, nonprofits, mission-oriented lenders, and community members, Crestview Terrace has become a catalyst for future development in San Bernardino. Through Uplift San Bernardino, millions of dollars from national foundations have helped establish a $1.5 million revolving fund for future housing in the City. -Continue reading HERE.
Photo: Former resident of Waterman Gardens, 22-year-old Gilberto Loza shared the positive changes he has experienced as a resident of Crestview Terrace.