Jamboree Breaks Ground on Seventh Affordable Housing Development with City of Fontana

Rendering of Jamboree's Sierra Avenue affordable housing community in Fontana, CA
WHO: Jamboree Housing Corporation, a leading nonprofit affordable housing developer in California, City of Fontana, a regional transportation hub and second-most populous city in San Bernardino County

WHAT: Sierra Avenue Apartments Groundbreaking

  • Jamboree: Laura Archuleta, President and CEO. and George Searcy, Chief Operating Officer
  • City of Fontana: Acquanetta Warren, Mayor, and Jesse Armendarez, Mayor Pro Tem
  • Architecture Design Collaborative: Jamboree’s design partner
  • Quality Development and Construction, Inc.: Jamboree’s in-house construction company
  • Quality Management Group: Jamboree’s onsite property management partner
  • Red Stone Equity Partners: Jamboree’s financial partner

WHEN: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 10:30am to 12pm

WHERE: Future Site of Sierra Avenue Apartment Homes
16839 Ramona Avenue, Fontana, CA 92336

WHY: Some 15% of Fontana residents live below the poverty line. That, coupled with the state’s already high housing costs, underscores the city’s significant need for more affordable family housing. Of note is the 15-year collaboration between Jamboree and Fontana Housing Authority that’s resulted in production of 350+ units of high quality affordable housing. Of Jamboree’s first development of 2020 and its sustained commitment to transform and revitalize city neighborhoods, Mayor Acquanetta Warren says, “The City of Fontana is dedicated to providing our residents with attainable homes of the highest quality. With amenities such as a computer lab, community garden, free resident services, and an onsite health and wellness clinic, Sierra Avenue is a true testament of our commitment to excellence.” This newest project helps further the city’s goal to promote more affordable housing while also continuing to revitalize and diversify downtown.

HOW: Offering one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, Sierra Avenue is ideally situated near schools and parks. Juniper Elementary School borders the future housing community to the west and the city center is located directly to the south. Residents will pay approximately $400 to $1,120 in monthly rent, depending on family size and income level. The farmhouse-style architecture will blend with the architectural fabric for which Fontana neighborhoods are known and the property is designed to achieve a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Homes Silver rating.

When complete, this $23-million development will include an approximately 5,000-square-foot community building that will house flexible recreational space, onsite management offices, kitchen facilities, and a computer lab where free onsite resident services will be provided to residents and the surrounding community. Additionally, Sierra Avenue will feature a 3,000-square-foot health and wellness clinic onsite as part of Jamboree’s new partnership with Cucamonga Valley Medical Group. The clinic will offer residents and community members the access to health education classes, flu shots, immunization services, and sick childcare services.

Property Fact Sheet: Available upon request

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