Ground Breaking Ceremony for Local Neighborhood Revitalization

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NPHS and City of Chino Partner to Create Homeownership Opportunities and Revitalize Neighborhood through Infill Housing

CHINO, Ca. – On September 9th, 2015, from 9:00am to 10:30am, non-profit leaders, elected officials, and bank representatives will gather at 4923 G St., Chino, CA 91710 to celebrate the ground breaking of Villa del Sol, a three-unit revitalization project and infill development for low-to-moderate income first-time home buyers.

“This is a great day for the City of Chino,” said Armando Compean, Principal Planner with the City of Chino. “Not only are we improving the quality of housing in a vital neighborhood, but we are also creating opportunities for working families through homeownership.”

The revitalization project began six years ago with a boarded-up, vacant home, in the midst of a housing crisis that shook the Inland Empire at its core. With housing prices at basement levels, NPHS identified the property and saw an opportunity to revitalize the neighborhood of hard-working families by creating three affordable homes on the same parcel.

“The home was a drag on the neighborhood,” said Clemente Mojica, President & CEO of NPHS. “G Street deserves better, and we know we will make a transformative impact in the community.”

Working in close partnership with the city, NPHS divided the parcel into thirds. After demolishing the blighted, existing structure, the way was paved for the development of three craftsman-style modular homes known as Villa del Sol.  The homes will also qualify for down-payment assistance offered through the city.

The homes will feature solar panels, which will be installed by GRID Alternatives, a non-profit organization providing solar energy to low-to-moderate income communities.

This will bring significant financial savings through reduced energy costs, and the future buyers will enjoy the benefits of owning the panels outright through a special subsidized assistance program.

For buying information, interested parties may contact Marisol Garcia, Real Estate Manager, at (909) 988-5979 or Marisol@nphsinc.org.

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About the Author:

Tyler is the Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator at NPHS. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from California State University, San Bernardino.