Community Resources and Housing Development Corporation (CRHDC) will celebrate the opening of a new farmworker housing community in North Delta on Jan. 12. Alta Vista de la Montana will provide agricultural workers in the area with access to safe, decent, and affordable housing in proximity to where they work.
The development provides 40 units of affordable housing to farmworkers, agricultural workers and their families, and wheelchair accessible apartments are available to households with special needs. It also includes a community room, which can serve as a resource for the entire community.
The apartments feature market rate amenities that include central air conditioning, a community building, as well as in-unit energy efficient appliances. The apartments were designed and built using materials and appliances certified by Energy Star. High quality construction materials, high grade insulation, energy efficient roofing, windows and doors have been incorporated throughout the community. The development will also utilize a solar system that will provide electrical power to the common areas, resulting in substantial energy and costs savings for the property.
Alta Vista de la Montana is a $7.9 million development financed through a combination of public and private financing that included funding from USDA Rural Development, RCAC, NeighborWorks America, CHFA and equity from WNC from the sale of Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits. Local growers also provided funding for the market study in the early phases
"Everyone should have access to safe, decent and affordable housing," said CRHDC executive director Al Gold. "This development shows what can be done when we remain committed to that goal."
"USDA/Rural Development and CRHDC have successfully partnered on a number of affordable housing efforts in Colorado over our long relationship. We are proud to have provided both loan and grant funds to assist with this development. Decent, safe, affordable housing for our agricultural workers is important to the Agency's mission, as well as playing a key role in the community," said Jamie Spakow, USDA Rural Development Colorado housing programs director.
The organization is currently seeking applications for new residents to live at the property. Qualified applications must earn 50 to 65 percent of their annual income from agricultural work, and must be legal residents of the United States. Rents are determined on the individual's yearly income and will not exceed 30 percent of yearly pay. If you are interested in living at Alta Vista de la Montana, please call the leasing office at (970) 901-7275.blog comments powered by Disqus