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Eden Housing Celebrates Grand Opening of Affordable Rental Apartment Homes for Farmworkers in Monterey County

KTGY-Designed LEED Platinum Camphora Apartments Provides 44 Energy-Efficient Apartment Homes

MONTEREY COUNTY, CA – July 1, 2016 – (RealEstateRama) — On Wednesday, June 29, 2016, the County of Monterey celebrated the grand opening of Camphora Apartments, a development by Eden Housing and South County Housing, in partnership with the County and the City of Soledad. Camphora Apartments is located at 32101 McCoy Road, Soledad, CA 93960.

Camphora provides 44 two- and three-bedroom apartments that are affordable to residents with annual incomes between 30% and 60% of the Monterey County Area Median Income, about $21,500 to $43,000 per year for a family of four. Transforming what used to be a run-down labor camp with concrete block structures, Camphora is a welcoming home for its farmworker residents, providing an environmentally-responsible and amenity-rich community with quality onsite management and supportive services provided by Eden Housing.

The new Camphora includes two large grass soccer fields (replacing the hard-packed dirt lot on which youth and adults played previously) and a half-court basketball. It also includes a 3,000-square-foot community center, a computer lab, and great patio areas for families to congregate and for community events.

This exciting $21 million development was constructed using sustainable building methods and incorporates a number of green features designed to ensure its long-term energy-efficiency and sustainability. Camphora received USGBC’s LEED-H Platinum certification, which is generally accepted as the toughest industry standard for sustainable building design.



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