Momentous Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Held for St. Teresa of Calcutta Villa Supportive Housing


The San Diego community at large joined forces on Thursday to celebrate the ceremonial ribbon-cutting for St. Teresa of Calcutta Villa.  A long list of project sponsors, stakeholders, neighbors and city and state leadership attended and gave praise to the project, with the celebration covered by local and state news outlets and social media.   Three common themes noted throughout the celebration highlighted the overarching need for affordable housing in San Diego; the realization of private-public partnerships in development; and St. Teresa of Calcutta Villa as the type of affordable housing project that we should keep on building.

The 14-story, 300-000-square foot tower near 14th and Commercial is the largest supportive housing facility in San Diego, and will provide a safe and secure home to individuals and families who are transitioning out of homelessness.   All of the 407 apartments are affordable, and coupled with on-site supportive services to help lay the groundwork for a safe and healthy life.  Services include access to a health clinic, job training, and child care and other programs to help people become self-sufficient.

Approximately 30% of the units are affordable for households with income up to 60% of San Diego’s Area Median Income with the remaining units reserved for chronically homeless individuals.  Unit sizes include studios at 350-square-feet, 1-bedrooms at 570-square-feet and 2-bedrooms at 830-square-feet; each equipped with full kitchens and bathrooms.

The project is anticipated to achieve LEED Gold certification for its sustainable design and practices.


Please visit the following links for more info. on the project.


San Diego Union Tribune

Fox 5 News San Diego

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