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Real Estate: Kerman celebrates opening of affordable apartment complex

Hacienda Heights, affordable multi-family apartment complex, in Kerman.

The city of Kerman is celebrating the opening of its first new residential development in years — a 68-unit apartment complex called Hacienda Heights.

The $12 million affordable housing development, from Willow Partners LLC based in Westlake Village, is on the southeast corner of Gateway Boulevard and Siskiyou Avenue.

Willow Partners is an affordable and senior housing developer that worked with the city in 2004 to build the first phase of Kearney Palms, a senior housing complex on West Kearney Boulevard. The developer expanded the complex twice in 2007 and 2010.

Willow Partners’ new complex is open to people of all ages.

Hacienda Heights has two- and three-bedroom apartments. Each unit has two bathrooms and a patio or balcony. Common areas include a community room with kitchen and a learning center with computers.

The first residents moved in Dec. 14. A grand opening celebration will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 5.

“There is high demand (for new housing) and for the amenities we’re showcasing for the community such as after-school tutoring,” said Alicia Velasquez, the site manager.

While under construction, the development attracted 350 families who signed an interest list. More than 200 families applied and were interviewed.

Those who were chosen “are able to live in a luxury community yet pay affordable rent,” Velasquez said. “I have families here who were in tears when we walked them into their rooms because this looks like a resort.”

The monthly rent ranges from $336 to $835.

Responses

Christian MENDOZA says:

Looking for an apartment for rent, something like a two bedroom or single bedroom if available thanks.

BoNhia Lee says:

For more information about available apartments, call Hacienda Heights at (559) 842-8067.

Jean Merrill says:

I was one of the family’s that moved in on the 15th of Dec. I did not know what to expect when they gave me my keys, but when I opened my door I was in awe because it was beautiful! And yes I started to cry, I was so overwhelmed. I love it here, I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else, our manager is so nice but she is also strict, which is good. It is a beautiful place and I really feel safe here.

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