Holt Family Apartments celebrated with grand opening

With the opening of new supportive housing, Pomona is a step closer to ending homelessness

In April, Clifford Beers Housing hosted a grand opening event to celebrate the recent completion of the beautiful Holt Family Apartments in the City of Pomona. Nearly 150 low-income residents, including many families with children, were welcomed into the safety and comfort of the 50 brand new apartments.

At the opening, Mayor of Pomona Tim Sandoval emphasized that it is “critical that every community in Southern California step up” and called the apartments an “amazing project” that sets such an example. Holt resident Carolina Hermosillo, age 20, spoke passionately about the safety and stability her new home provides for her mother and three younger siblings. Also giving remarks were Congressional Representative Norma Torres, City Councilmember Elizabeth Ontiveros-Cole, Tri-City Mental Health Services Executive Director Toni Navarro, Fairplex CEO Miguel Santana, and Chris Ko, Director of Homeless Initiatives for the United Way of Greater Los Angeles. After the ribbon cutting ceremony, guests enjoyed a tour of the apartments and extensive grounds, including the viewing of an exhibition of artwork by Holt residents and other local artists.

Holt Family Apartments is an important part of the solution for the approximately 877 people experiencing homelessness in the City of Pomona (2017 count). CBH is incredibly thankful to the sponsors that made this grand opening possible: Wells Fargo Bank, The Corporation for Supportive Housing, Fairplex, and Primus Building Solutions.

Thanks to all our partners:

Clifford Beers Housing: Developer
Tri-City Mental Health Services: Partner and Service Provider
Gonzalez Goodale Architects
Dreyfuss Construction: General Contractor
Primus Building Solutions: Construction Management
Collaborative House: Interior Design
The John Stewart Company
California Housing Partnership Corporation: Financial Consultant
Alternative Energy Solutions: Green Consultant
Arroyo Insurance
The Greenspan Company: Insurance
Gubb and Barshay: Legal Counsel
Cisneros & Garcia Mosaics
dA Center for the Arts
Mayor of Pomona Tim Sandoval
Elizabeth Ontiveros-Cole, Pomona City Councilmember at Completion, District 4
Rubio Gonzalez, Pomona City Councilmember at Completion, District 1
Paula Lantz and John Nolte, Pomona City Councilmembers at Inception
City of Pomona Building, Planning, Public Works, and Fire Departments

Development was funded by:

California Tax Credit Allocation Committee: 9% Low Income Housing Tax Credits
Wells Fargo Bank: Lending and Investment
California Housing Finance Agency
Mental Health Services Act proceeds from Tri-City Mental Health Services
The Corporation for Supportive Housing: Predevelopment Loan

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