The City of Grover Beach may add affordable housing in the near future with help from organizations such as Peoples Self-Help Housing and the Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo (HASLO).
Grove Beach City Council members and developers met to discuss the plans at Monday’s city council meeting to see what needs to be done and if it’s a feasible development.
The city-owned land at 164 South 13th Street and a private building on West Grand Avenue could become an affordable housing development.
Peoples Self-Help Housing and HASLO have proposed to create a total of 53 units which will consist of up to three bedrooms.
“This will be the first time that city council has heard about exactly what we are proposing.
According to Triguiero, Tuesday’s meeting was an opportunity for the council to give its opinion on the project. He added that the need for affordable housing in Grover is there.
“The median average income is around $ 75,000 and yet the rents are at the market [are] really painful for this population, ”added Triguiero.
He says those earning 60% or less of the median average household income could apply.
It would be the first time the two housing organizations had developed something in Grover Beach.
“We don’t have large plots of land in Grover Beach. We are a small built-up town and there really aren’t any other properties in town that would provide this amount of affordable housing in one development,” he said. said Matthew Bronson. , City Manager of Grover Beach.
Bronson says it would also help the city’s efforts to create more housing in the community.
“It’s really important to provide more housing for those who live and work in our community. If you talk to our local businesses, one of the biggest issues they have is providing housing for the employees who live here.” , did he declare.
Nothing will be decided or voted on, yet the city and the organizations involved are under discussion. If approved in the near future, according to the CEO of Peoples Self Help Housing, at best, construction would start in 2023 and end in 2024.
If the project gets the green light, they would call it “Cleaver and Clark Commons” after the Cleaver family, who previously owned part of a lot.
A development like this is expected to cost around $ 20 million.