Community Housing Announces Grand Opening of Affordable Housing Community Placita Dolores Huerta Near Coachella

Placita Dolores Huerta
The newly redeveloped community Placita Dolores Huerta is located at 84900 Bagdad Avenue in Coachella, California.

The complex was developed by the Community Housing Opportunities Corporation (CHOC), a non-profit developer of affordable housing that recently opened another community in the desert area, announces grand opening of Placita Dolores Huerta in the Coachella Valley of California.

The development was funded by the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee (CTCAC), Riverside County HOME Funds, the City of Coachella CFD loan, American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), and USDA Rural Development financing.

Located on a 2.97-acre site, Placita Dolores Huerta (also known as The Coachella Valley Apartments) is currently comprised of 50 existing affordable housing units built in the 1970’s and subsidized by USDA Rural Development.

The proposed redevelopment plan consists of rebuilding 50 existing affordable housing units and adding 60 new affordable housing units in two (2) phases over the next several years. Unit mix will consist of one-, two- and three-bedroom units. Phase 1’s plan will include building 54 new units followed by Phase 2’s building of 56 new units.

Unit amenities include a playground and on-site laundry facilities, a community room, a computer lab, and BBQ areas. Also included are a variety of resident programs tailored to meet resident’s specific needs.

The development is designed in a contemporary Spanish Colonial Moorish architectural design with the use of smooth plaster, terra-cotta concrete tile roofing, ceramic mosaics, rounded arches with tiled accents and decorative wrought iron throughout. Numerous elements on each of the buildings create architectural variation compatible with the character of the neighboring community. The elevations and renderings depict the architectural style and finishes for the various residential buildings, community building, site plan and landscape.

Founded in 1984, the Community Housing Opportunities Corporation (CHOC) is a non-profit, affordable housing developer based in Fairfield, California, with offices in Palm Springs, that creates and manages equitable communities for individuals, families, seniors, and those with special needs. CHOC believes that economically integrated affordable housing is key to self-sufficiency and is achievable with enriching, supportive programs that give pride to residents, stabilize families, and improve local economies.