City Of Fresno Breaks Ground For New, Affordable Senior Housing

(FRESNO , CA March 13, 2006) – Mayor Alan Autry along with Councilmember Brian Calhoun share their commitment to caring for senior citizens in a groundbreaking ceremony, Monday, March 13 at 1:30pm, for a new senior housing project; Sierra Gateway Senior Residence.

Sponsored by Southern California Presbyterian Homes (SCPH), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the City of Fresno,

Sierra Gateway Senior Residence will provide 146-units of affordable rental housing for Fresno’s low-income elderly.

Project amenities will include a community room, library, computer room, craft room, laundry room, secured parking and an outdoor patio. Each unit will contain a kitchen with a full-size range and a refrigerator, sink, adjustable countertops, ample living, dining and storage areas. Additionally, units are designed with consideration for accessibility for residents and visitors that may have physical impediments, including design accommodations that allow for “aging-in-place.”

This project will assist the City in fulfilling an affordable housing need, particularly for its low-income senior population. Mayor Autry stated, “Our senior citizens deserve nothing but the highest quality, affordable housing we can offer. This project takes us one step closer to providing equal access to quality of life for all citizens of Fresno.”

Sierra Gateway Senior Residence is located on the southwest corner of San Jose and Marty (north of Shaw between Valentine and Brawley).

For more information on the groundbreaking ceremony or on the Sierra Gateway Senior Residence project, contact Rhonda Jorn, Public Affairs Officer, at (559) 621-7777.

Andrew T. Souza , City Manager
Contact: Rhonda Jorn,Public Affairs Officer: (559) 621-7777

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