Below are two communities that most reflect our commitment to affect positive change in both our residents and in the surrounding area we serve. First, both communities are eco-friendly, meaning green materials and processes were used to minimize waste and promote efficient use of resources. Green building provides direct benefits to residents by reducing energy consumption (reduced utility bills) and to the surrounding area by creating healthier living environments (improved quality of life/reduced ecological impact of the built environment). Second, both communities offer supportive housing to qualifying older adults with mental illness. The combination of a stable home with access to mental health and social services, medical care, counseling, education, and employment helps these individuals facing complex challenges reclaim their independence and health, and has proven to have positive effects on housing occupancy, employment, mental and physical health, and school attendance. WCH is proud to be part of these unique projects with wide-reaching impacts.
|Legacy Apartments – Located in Thousand Palms, CA, this 80 unit affordable community serves large families and includes 15 units of supportive housing. The buildings exceed LEED Silver standards for environmental sustainability, including energy and water saving systems, architectural design, and non-toxic building materials. A community center functions as a social hub, where residents have access to fitness, computer literacy, continuing education, and community building programs.|
|Tavarua Senior Apartments – Located in Carlsbad, CA, this 50 unit affordable community serves seniors and includes 10 units of supportive housing. Environmentally sensitive, the community is energy and water-efficient. Public transportation, a major supermarket, pharmacy, restaurants, Senior Center, and more can be found within close proximity to the community, which not only can reduce transportation costs for residents but also reduce the community’s exposure to harmful pollutants. On the property, residents have access to a large courtyard with a community garden, activity and meeting rooms, outdoor barbecues, and communal kitchen. Tavarua Senior Apartments was recognized by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) with the Silver award in the Best 50+ Affordable Rental Communities Awards in 2014.|