Milejo Village, nestled in the vibrant heart of San Ysidro, presents a unique blend of affordability and aspiration, offering a welcoming community for individuals and families with incomes up to 25% of the Area Median Income (AMI). This community isn't just about providing housing; it's about fostering a brighter future, especially for those transitioning from challenging circumstances such as homelessness or managing mental health issues.
The village features 64 beautifully crafted one, two, and three-bedroom apartments, each designed with comfort and practicality in mind. At its heart lies a spacious 2,705 square foot community room, an inviting space that opens up to a charming outdoor seating area. This central hub, along with cozy resident lounges on the upper floors, forms the perfect setting for residents to relax, socialize, and build lasting connections.
Milejo Village is rich in amenities aimed at enriching the lives of its residents. A state-of-the-art computer room provides vital digital access and learning opportunities, while the convenience of onsite laundry facilities simplifies daily life. The vibrancy of the community extends outdoors with a delightful playground for children, a communal BBQ area for social gatherings, and a welcoming pet-friendly environment, complete with a dog run and washing station for our furry friends.
Beyond the physical amenities, Milejo Village is committed to the well-being of its residents, boasting 927 square feet of administrative space. This area serves as the nerve center for property management and resident services, including essential case management, underscoring the village’s dedication to supporting mental health and stability.
The community's vision is brought to life with the support of key funding partners, including Red Stone Equity Partners & JP Morgan Chase, Umpqua Bank, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the County of San Diego. With $15.4 million in tax credit equity and substantial construction and permanent financing, this venture demonstrates the power of collective investment in community transformation.
Jamboree’s Community Impact team, in collaboration with the Alpha Tenant Peer Support Services Program, orchestrates an array of on-site services. These include everything from ESL classes and life skills training to financial empowerment workshops and engaging after-school programs, ensuring residents have access to resources that help them thrive.
In addressing the pressing issue of food insecurity, Milejo Village offers a weekly food pantry and collaborates with local organizations to ensure residents have access to healthy food.
Strategically positioned in a bustling metropolitan setting, Milejo Village enjoys close proximity to public transportation, educational institutions, parks, healthcare facilities, and shopping centers, offering residents a lifestyle marked by convenience and connection.