Affordable Apartments | Workforce Housing
Camphora Apartments are four buildings comprised of 44 work-force apartments for low and very-low income families in Soledad, California. The site underwent a ground-up redevelopment transforming a run-down labor camp into a beautiful and welcoming home for farmworkers and their families. Everything was replaced and upgraded, from the crumbling concrete block structures to the aging utility systems. The new two and three bedroom units, with balconies/patios and energy star appliances welcome back 25 previous residents who had been temporarily relocated during the upgrade. The Photovoltaic system and on-demand water heaters are integrated into the project, furthering affordability and allowing the project to obtain LEED Platinum certification. What was once a run-down facility is now a stunning community dedicated to bettering the lives of the residents and offering two turf soccer fields, half-court basketball, tot-lot and a 3,000 square foot community center. Camphora Apartments provide an environmentally-responsible and amenity-rich community with quality onsite management and supportive services such as a food program, health and wellness project, family life skills workshop, computer literacy and more, all offered at no cost to residents. All apartments are affordable to low-income farmworkers earning between 30% to 60% of the Area Median Income.