Carol J. Ornelas
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Visionary Home Builders of California, Inc.
Liberty Square Construction Begins
[STOCKTON, CA] Visionary Home Builders of California, Inc. (VHB), Stockton’s non-profit housing specialist, began construction on Liberty Square - its newest affordable housing community. Liberty Square is located at 226 E. Poplar Street in Stockton, California.
Liberty Square is currently a vacant commercial building in downtown Stockton that will be transformed into 74 affordable rental housing units. Liberty Square will provide housing for low-income families, with a focus on Veteran residents, earning between 30% and 60% of Area Median Income (AMI). The project is a three-story, mixed-use development with combinations of studios, one, two, and three-bedroom units, as well as 3,000 square feet of social service office space. Additionally, the property will include amenities such as solar energy, energy-efficient appliances, a computer lab/community center, a daycare, teen center for residents, and a central laundry facility available on all three floors. The development will be close to local transit and other social services making it well suited to support Veteran residents.
“We are pleased to be working with Banner Bank, the City of Stockton, CHPC, CA Housing & Community Development, Gubb & Barshay LLP, JPMorgan, Sisler & Sisler Construction, Red Stone Equity Partners and many others on this important property for San Joaquin County,” states Carol J. Ornelas, CEO of VHB.
This affordable housing development will bring life to a long-vacant commercial building while improving the infrastructure within the neighborhood. The project will connect the residents to nearby parks and services while adding public transits, as well as walking and biking amenities to the area.
For further information, contact Visionary Home Builders of California, Inc. at (209) 466-6811 or visit www.visionaryhomebuilders.org
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Founded in 1983, Visionary Home Builders of California, Inc. (VHB) is a nonprofit housing development company and housing counseling agency based in Stockton, California. It is the leading agency of its kind in the San Joaquin Valley, having built and rehabilitated more than 1,400 units of rental housing and more than 900 residential homes for first time homebuyers within San Joaquin, Sacramento, Stanislaus and
Merced counties. VHB has brought more than $700 million dollars in grants and private dollars to develop affordable housing in the valley. In addition, VHB is a HUD approved Housing Counseling Agency. For more information, please call 209-466-6811 or visit the website at www.visionaryhomebuilders.org.