Tuesday , May 24 2022
Officials attend ribbon cutting for new affordable housing community
Courtesy National CORE (from left) Cathy Paredes - Inland Empire Market Executive, Bank of America; Damon L. Alexander - Council Member, City of San Bernardino Seventh Ward; Jason Pu - Region IX Regional Administrator, Department of Housing and Urban Development; Curt Lewis - Grant Program Director for Representative Pete Aguilar; Douglas Kleam - Hospital President, Dignity Health St. Bernardine Medical Center; Maria Razo - Executive Director, Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino; Greg Bradbard - President, Hope through Housing Foundation and Senior Vice President, National CORE; Kimberly Calvin - Council Member, City of San Bernardino Sixth Ward; Pat Clancy - The Clancy Company; Prince Ogidikpe - District Representative for Assembly Majority Leader Eloise Gómez Reyes; Ruby Padilla - Crestview Terrace Resident.

Officials attend ribbon cutting ceremony for new affordable housing community

National Community Renaissance (National CORE) and the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino (HACSB) held an opening celebration and ribbon cutting for Crestview Terrace last week.

Elected officials and the community were on hand to celebrate San Bernardino’s newest affordable housing community.

“This is the latest milestone for an ambitious effort that has brought positive change to a core area of
the city,” said HACSB Executive Director Maria Razo. “Today we are celebrating the new homes, and
new hope, Crestview Terrace has offered to nearly 200 families. The redevelopment of this community
will help ensure that much-needed affordable housing continues to be available to San Bernardino
families into the future, and creates new and lasting opportunities for economic development.”

Crestview Terrace is a LEED certified, carbon-neutral, and all-electric community of 184 affordable and market-rate apartments. The development utilizes an onsite system of photovoltaic solar panels to offset one-third of the site’s total energy. The community attracted partial funding through an Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) grant from the California Strategic Growth Council, the first grant of its kind in the Inland Empire.

In addition, the AHSC funding has provided a bike for each Crestview Terrace unit, bus passes for 5 years for residents, and new bus shelters. The state-level funding has initiated a ripple effect of reinvestment beyond Arrowhead Grove’s 38-acre plot – in the surrounding neighborhood, the grant has funded a number of public improvements, including neighborhood greening, new sidewalks and ADA-accessible curb ramps, high visibility crosswalks, lighting fixture additions, traffic-calming measures, new bus shelters, and school zone signs. The measures have created safer routes to school for children.

“National CORE has gone above and beyond the traditional developer and has really been committed to
San Bernardino,” said San Bernardino First Ward Council member Theodore Sanchez. “This is a
wonderful collaboration between a community-oriented housing authority and a caring developer. Crestview Terrace provides more than just affordable housing – it prioritizes public safety, the health of
our families, and quality of life for its residents.”

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