For Immediate Release
August 22, 2017
City of Chino Media Contact:
Monica Gutierrez, Public Information Officer
email@example.com or 909.334.3307
NPHS and City of Chino Partner to Create Homeownership Opportunities and
Revitalize Neighborhood through Infill Manufactured Housing
CHINO, CA – On Aug. 22, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., nonprofit leaders, elected officials, and corporate partners will gather at 4923 G St., Chino, CA 91710 to celebrate the ribbon-cutting ceremony of Villa del Sol, a three-unit revitalization project and infill development for low-to-moderate income first-time homebuyers. Attendees will also have the opportunity to tour the finished homes and experience the high quality and performance of manufactured homes.
“This is a great day for the City of Chino,” said City of Chino Mayor, Eunice Ulloa. “Through our partnership, we are committed to balanced housing principles and continue to create homeownership opportunities for working families.”
The revitalization project began eight 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.
“Villa del Sol offers potential homeowners, investors and developers the opportunity to experience the many benefits of manufactured housing over traditional stick-built construction,” said Clemente A. Mojica, President & CEO of NPHS, Inc. “Prefabrication allows the homes to be constructed in a setting where weather always cooperates, and high-standards improve quality and precision. This allows for economies of scale that can exceed the quality of site-built structures at a lower cost and at a faster rate. We plan on using this model as we continue to partner with local municipalities to develop affordable housing.”
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.
Thanks to a grant from NeighborWorks America, the homes will feature solar panels, which will be installed by GRID Alternatives, a nonprofit organization providing solar energy to low-to-moderate income communities.
This will bring significant financial savings through reduced energy costs, and future buyers will enjoy the benefits of owning the panels outright through a special subsidized assistance program.
For further information on NPHS’ factory-built housing projects or for partnership opportunities, please contact Jenny Ortiz, vice president of Social Enterprises and Innovation, at (909) 204-7451 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About Neighborhood Partnership Housing Services (NPHS)
NPHS is a local nonprofit community economic development organization part of the Neighborworks® Network which is dedicated to building stronger communities by providing down payment assistance, homebuyer education, homeownership retention counseling, and affordable housing development benefitting low to moderate income families. NPHS also promotes economic development through their social enterprise programs providing access to capital, residential and commercial realty services and solar loan programs. NPHS’ mission is to build stronger communities in the Inland Valley by providing innovative housing opportunities, helping families succeed in homeownership and partnering to improve the quality of life in neighborhoods. Visit www.nphsinc.org for further information.