The Board of Supervisors today added affordable housing projects in Perris and Hemet to Riverside County’s list of developments eligible to receive federal funding.
The Perris Family Apartments and the Orange Blossom Apartments are each in line to be recipients of U.S. Housing and Urban Development HOME Investment Partnership Program grants.
The nonprofit Coachella Valley Housing Coalition is overseeing the 75-unit Perris project on a seven-acre parcel at Jarvis Street and Ruby Road.
Project costs are expected to total $20 million, of which $1 million will likely come from the HOME program, according to the county Economic Development Agency.
The nonprofit Riverside Housing Development Corp. is overseeing work on the Orange Blossom Apartments, which will occupy a quarter-acre parcel in the 41900 block of Orange Blossom Lane in the unincorporated community of Valle Vista, which borders Hemet.
Three four-unit apartment buildings are slated to be rehabilitated as part of the roughly $2 million project, according to EDA documents.
About $1.3 million in HOME funding has been earmarked for the enterprise.
It was not immediately clear when either project would be completed.
To qualify for the HOME grants, the projects must reserve units for lease by residents whose incomes are at or just above the federal poverty line, depending on household size.