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  • HR2.10 The Sonora Rental Rehabilitation Project

    Total Project Cost: $100,000
    Project Number: CCD.H04SON
    Funding Sources: 2004 General Obligation Bonds
    Completion Date: August 2017 
    Managing Dept.: Community Development and Neighborhood Conservation
    Project Map: GIS Map

    An affordable housing, nonprofit developer, the Pima County Community Land Trust (PCCLT), used its own funds to purchase a vacant and dilapidated four-unit residential building through the National Community Stabilization Trust Program. With a goal to convert an unsafe four-plex into rental housing for women transitioning out of homelessness, the developer seized an opportunity to help revitalize a section of the Barrio Hollywood neighborhood. In 2016, PCCLT applied for and received county bond funds to completely gut and renovate the building into four energy efficient studio apartments that meet City of Tucson Green Building Standards. Not only will these units be affordable due to substantial utility savings, they will offer a clean, quality environment.

    Improvements in all four units include new mechanical and plumbing systems, drywall, flooring, appliances and cabinetry as well as painting (interior and exterior), stucco and landscaping. Located near public transportation, major employers such as El Rio Health Center, St. Mary’s Hospital and Pima Community College, and shopping centers, the women moving into the Sonora project will enjoy access to a wide variety of services.

    With funding from Cenpatico of Arizona, a ramada and laundry facility were built on the property behind the units. Landscaping provided for a community garden intended to help foster community ties between Sonora’s tenants and neighbors.

    PCCLT partnered with Cenpatico of Arizona to identify eligible tenants and provide support services for a period of ten years. PCCLT hired Nicolosi & Fitch to lease the units and manage the property operations, maintenance and repairs.

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