Another 60 apartments for low-income people will rise soon at the Avena Bella complex in southwest Turlock.
The City Council voted 5-0 Tuesday night to lend part of the funding for the $18 million expansion. The project, expected to open in fall 2020, comes amid a tight rental market in California.
The apartments will be next to the 80-unit first phase that EAH Housing opened in 2013 at 500 W. Linwood Avenue. It has amenities such as a swimming pool, a children’s play structure and a community center with space for tutoring, potlucks and other activities.
“What we provide here at EAH is more than just affordable housing,” said Melody Davis, a property supervisor for the nonprofit. “We provide opportunities for growth.”
About 600 people have expressed interest in living in the second and final phase, said Maryn Pitt, assistant to the city manager for economic development and housing.
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