Pomona Community Celebrates Development of New Senior Housing Complex
La Esperanza is TELACU’s Second Residential Complex for Low-Income Seniors in Pomona
TELACU will join representatives from the City of Pomona, Los Angeles County, and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for a Grand Opening Ceremony celebrating the construction of TELACU La Esperanza, a 70-unit housing complex for seniors, on Wednesday, September 24, 10:00 am, at 1550 S. San Antonio Avenue in Pomona. The milestone event marks significant progress in the construction of this vital community asset, a $10.9 million project funded under the HUD Section 202 program with additional financial assistance from the City of Pomona and Los Angeles County.
“As an example for the many other cities throughout our nation with growing senior populations, Pomona has taken significant steps to ensure the safety, comfort and health of their seniors—individuals who have invested their lives in building the communities we enjoy today,” said TELACU/Millennium President & CEO David C. Lizárraga. “TELACU La Esperanza is being built to meet the specific needs of these beloved members of our community, providing them with an affordable, beautiful and safe place to call home.”
California State Assemblymember Norma Torres (61st District); Pomona Mayor Elliott Rothman; HUD Development Director of Multi-Family Housing Dana Hendrix (Los Angeles Office); Housing Development Manager Blair Babcock of the Los Angeles County Community Development Commission; and other officials will join TELACU in recognizing the project’s role in elevating the quality of life and wellbeing of Pomona seniors.
TELACU La Esperanza apartments will feature a wide array of convenient amenities—including wall-to-wall carpeting, refrigerator and stove, heating and air conditioning, laundry facilities, automated telephone entry system, secured parking, library/craft room, computer room, community multi-purpose room, fountains and vegetable garden. The building is also designed for handicap accessibility with emergency pull cords in each unit.
This residential complex is the newest addition to TELACU’s low-income senior housing community, which includes more than 2,350 apartments throughout Southern California.
TELACU is a pioneering institution committed to service, empowerment, advancement, and the creation of self-sufficiency.
Date: September 18, 2009
Source: TELACU News Release