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Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation will conduct a groundbreaking ceremony for its newest affordable housing development, Phase II of Snapdragon Place Apartments, at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 5, at Snapdragon Place Apartments, 11094 Snapdragon Street, Ventura.

The event will begin at 10 a.m. with a reception in the Community Room at Snapdragon Place Apartments. The program will include a welcome address from Cabrillo and its project partners. Following the program, attendees will walk to the building site for the groundbreaking ceremony and photos.

Cabrillo is developing the project in partnership with the Housing Authority of San Buenaventura, which will serve as the property management company.

Phase I of the project, which included 28 units, in 2015. Phase II will provide another 22 homes.

Phase II will consist of five two-story buildings enclosing a landscaped interior courtyard. The unit mix includes four one-bedroom homes (640 square feet), 10 two-bedroom homes (958 square feet), and eight three-bedroom homes (1,177 square feet).

The project will include 11 special needs units, of which, four one-bedroom units are designated for homeless veterans through the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program and seven non-VASH units.

The Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) is seeking nominations for the inaugural Housing Heroes Awards for individuals and an organization making a difference in affordable housing in Ventura County.

“This is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate individuals and organizations who have made exceptional contributions as an affordable housing advocate, leader, and partner,” said Margarita H. de Escontrias, Cabrillo’s CEO. “With the high cost of housing and the shortage of affordable housing in our region, this support is critical to provide safe and secure shelter and resources for those who need it.”

Cabrillo is accepting nomination for the following categories:

  • Rodney Fernandez Advocate Award – Individual supporting affordable housing
  • Jaime Bordenave Professional Award – Professional in affordable housing
  • Outstanding Business Partner Award – Business supporting affordable housing
  • Outstanding Community Partner Award – Nonprofit partnership

To submit a nomination, please send a brief explanation describing why the nominee is deserving of this recognition. Please include your name and address and, if possible, the names and addresses of persons who can provide further information on the nominee. A single nomination will place the individual or company name in consideration for the respective award.

Award nominations will be accepted through April 30, 2018.

Submit your nomination via email to HousingHeroesAwards@cabrilloedc.org, or by mail to:

The Housing Heroes Awards
Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation
702 County Square Drive, Ste 200
Ventura, CA 93003

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