A planned 71-unit affordable housing project in Palm Springs for senior citizens has received a boost from state of California.
The Department of Housing and Community Development’s has donated $6.4 million to West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation, developer of Aloe Palm Canyon, according to a statement.
That project, which the city council approved unanimously in January, will be built at North Palm Canyon Drive and Stevens Road. The state grant ensures that 25 units – 35.2 percent – will be set aside for seniors who are or have been homeless.
The council, which in May 2020 selected the non-profit housing corporation to develop the project, has pledged $3.8 million toward its completion. Final cost of the project, and how long it will take to build, was not released.
“What a great opportunity for the city,” said Councilman Dennis Woods said in the statement. “What we’re getting is really something extraordinary and outstanding, on a vacant lot, in a part of town that needs a little boost.”
The two-story Aloe Palm Canyon will include a community room with a demonstration kitchen, a computer room, fitness room, laundry room and an outdoor space in the middle of the property.
Offices and resident amenities will be located along Palm Canyon Drive, according to the statement.