Affordable Community for Seniors Opens in CA

Mission Cove Seniors features sustainable design and eco-friendly amenities for seniors, formerly homeless and veterans at its Oceanside location.
Mission Cove Seniors

An affordable community for seniors, formerly homeless and veterans has opened in Oceanside, Calif. The 138-unit Mission Cove Seniors development incorporates sustainable design and was developed by Community HousingWorks (CHW) and National Community Renaissance.

The joint venture created the master plan for the 14.5-acre infill site, which was previously owned by the City of Oceanside. Universal Design was used throughout the community, including handrails and benches, to accommodate residents with a wide range of abilities. Half of the apartments at Mission Cove Seniors are immediately accessible and the other half are adaptable.

Senior apartments at Mission Cove are dedicated for residents age 62 and older with incomes at or below 30 percent to 60 percent of the Area Median Income. CHW offers a homeless preference with 20 percent of the apartments leased to homeless individuals, including veterans.

Going green

Amenities at the community are health-conscious and focus on an active lifestyle. The community features a quarter-mile walking path and an organic garden for residents. Other sustainable features include electric vehicle charging stations, solar thermal hot water heating and solar photovoltaic panels for common area electricity.

“CHW is committed to sustainability, and Mission Cove Seniors reflects that value,” said Mary Jane Jagodzinski, vice president of development at CHW, in a prepared statement. “Sustainability includes all facets of development from design to construction to operations. Affordable housing creates family financial stability, which in turn creates sustainable neighborhoods and communities.”

The community is located at 3229 Mission Cove Way, near a major bus line that connects with local rail service, including the Coaster and Metrolink at the Oceanside Transit Center.

Image courtesy of Community HousingWorks