Trade Center Transformed into Affordable Housing

Trade Center Transformed into Affordable Housing

SAN DIEGO—Affirmed Housing Group has opened Connections Housing, an affordable housing and administration center in the former World Trade Center building here at 1250 Sixth Avenue.

U.S. Bank provided $16 million in financing for the construction and rehabilitation of the 12-story property. The center has been transformed into a service and residential community designed to reduce street homelessness in San Diego's downtown neighborhoods by providing permanent and transitional housing.

The project consists of 73 studio units, which will be rented out as permanent supportive housing, plus two resident-manager units. The building will also include a primary care and a healthcare center on the first floor, 16 single-room-occupancy units and 134 transitional beds on the second and third floors, a multiservice center with offices, training and education rooms in the basement, and a full-service kitchen with training facilities.

“Connections Housing has been an important contributor to the health and soundness of our community,” says Steve Stuckey, president of U.S. Bank here, in a statement. “We are proud to be their financing partner, and to join the city of San Diego and San Diego Housing Commission to wish them tremendous success in their new facility.”

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