Phoenix Square provides housing for low income families in San Bernardino

Published On : 7/25/2012 2:03 PM
From : KVCR
Categories : Local

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The ribbon will be cut on a new affordable housing project in down town San Bernardino yesterday. ‘Phoenix Square’ will provide clean modern housing for individuals and families who make less than half of the area’s median income.

Phoenix Square is a project of San Bernardino’s ‘Time for Change Foundation’, a non-profit that mainly helps single women and women with children get their life straightened out after getting out of prison or getting over substance abuse.

Kim Carter is the executive director of Time for Change Foundation:

“This project is a crime free multi housing meaning, no drugs, no alcohol allowed on the premises. So low income residents who are clean and sober and willing to abide our crime free addendum and drug free addendum are eligible. Provide me with the income spec or criteria.”

Phoenix square will offer seven furnished units in a newly remodeled building at ‘F’ and Victoria Streets, just north of San Bernardino’s downtown core.

According to Time for Change Foundation’s John Kunkel:

“This is going to be a major asset, not only to the residents that are going to be living within the Phoenix Square, but also to the surrounding neighborhood as a whole. This is a very very upscale, beautiful looking apartment complex that has been remodeled, that has been renovated, that really is the model for low income housing for the Inland Empire.”

The $1.5 Million project was financed in part from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and other private donors and foundations. The ribbon cutting will be this morning at 8:30 AM at ‘F’ and Victoria in downtown San Bernardino.

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