New affordable family Apartments will be located near city hall and public library

COACHELLA — Ground will be broken Wednesday for the $63 million, 108-unit Tripoli affordable family apartments in Coachella.

Affordable Family Apartments Set for Coachella“This is another investment for our residents,” Mayor Steven Hernandez told Uken Report. “We believe in housing people can afford in Coachella. This is a continuance of building housing for all.”

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. June 7 at 51392 Cesar Chavez St., where the 2.8-acre community will be located, according to a news release.

Representatives from the Chelsea Investment Corporation, Supervisor V. Manuel Perez, Mayor Hernandez, and Council members Denise Delgado, Dr. Frank Figueroa, Stephanie Virgen and Neftali Galarza are scheduled to attend.

“We are experiencing more often that local governments are not just building to increase capacity — they are building in their civic core, revitalizing key areas within the city while incorporating beautiful affordable housing that not only provides homes to lower income families, but also becomes an essential part of the fabric of the community,” Chelsea CEO Charles Schmid said in a statement.

The new affordable community will be the fourth — following Pueblo Viejo Villas, Cesar Chavez Villas and Cesar Chavez Villas II — to be developed in partnership with the city, according to city officials. The four projects total more than $100 million in affordable housing developments. The most recent is being funded by the California Department of Housing and Community Development’s Infill Infrastructure Grant, Housing Authority of the County of Riverside, the California Department of Developmental Services’ Community Resource Development Plan Priorities, and the city.

The community will be located near city hall and the public library, set to be the focus of redevelopment activity including civic, commercial, residential, and mixed-use components in the area through the Pueblo Viejo Master Plan, city officials said.

“Affordable housing throughout the Coachella Valley region is an important asset for our families and communities,” Perez said in a statement. “Everyone deserves somewhere to call a home they are proud of.”

More information about the project can be found at


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