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EAH Housing Breaks Ground On Avena Bella II

60 New Affordable Housing Rental Apartments for Working Families in Turlock

San Rafael, CA (November 13, 2019) – EAH Housing, an affordable housing nonprofit organization began construction on the second phase of its Avena Bella development in Turlock. Avena Bella II is a 60 unit expansion of Avena Bella I, built in 2013.

 “It is imperative that we continue to build new affordable housing developments for communities like Turlock, to counteract the critical housing shortage that many cities and towns throughout California are facing,” said Laura Hall, president and chief executive officer of EAH Housing. “When completed, Avena Bella will have a total of 140 apartment homes with working families, seniors and veterans, living and thriving here.”

The two story Mediterranean style apartment buildings will provide 60 new 1-,2-, and 3- bedroom rental apartments for housing for people whose income is below or at 30% – 60% of the area median income (AMI). It will share amenities with Avena Bella I, such as a resident community room with a kitchen, computer lab, pool, BBQ and recreation areas, children’s playground, among other features. It will also be environmentally friendly and will have a solar thermal water heating system and solar panels to reduce the development’s carbon footprint.

Funding for Avena Bella II is provided by 9% Low-Income Housing Tax Credits & State LIHTC, City of Turlock, Enterprise Community Investment, Federal Home Loan Bank – Affordable Housing Program and Wells Fargo Bank.

For more than 50 years, it has been the mission of EAH Housing to develop, manage and promote quality affordable housing and sustainable, diverse communities. The organization serves 20,000 people every day – working families, seniors, veterans and people with disabilities in California and Hawaii.

About EAH Housing

Established in 1968, EAH Housing is one of the largest and most respected nonprofit housing development and management organizations in the western United States. EAH develops low-income multifamily housing, manages more than 110 properties in 55 municipalities in California and Hawaii, and plays a leadership role in local, regional and national housing advocacy efforts.