Placentia Veterans Village

Placentia Veterans Village
Mercy Housing LogoThe City is partnering with the County of Orange, Mercy Housing California, and New Directions to plan, design, construct and administer the Placentia Veterans Village, a permanent supportive housing development that will serve military veterans who are homeless or disabled.

California is home to nearly 2 million veterans. Approximately 137,000 veterans live in Orange County. There is an estimated 3,500 homeless veterans in Orange County and over 6,000 Orange County veterans are unemployed at any given time.

Mercy Housing California is the largest operating partner of Mercy Housing, Inc., the nation's largest nonprofit owner of service enriched affordable housing. Formed in 1981, with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Sacramento. Mercy Housing California owns and manages more than 11,000 homes for over 16,500 lower income Californians.

Mercy Housing California proposes to develop the Placentia Veterans Village, a high quality, service enriched, affordable apartment development for United States Military Veterans who are homeless and or disabled. The development site is a 3.65-acre unimproved site comprised of two parcels, one is owned by the Orange County Flood Control District and the adjacent parcel is owned by a private party. The Development is located adjacent to a newly constructed street located near the intersection of Orangethorpe Avenue and Lakeview Avenue; north of the Atwood Flood Control Channel. The current property is vacant and has frequently been used for illegal dumping. The new Development will improve the property significantly while addressing a need in Orange County and throughout the nation.

The proposed Development will include 50 furnished apartment homes (49 for veterans and 1 for one-site management unit), a courtyard, community garden, recreation room, energy efficient design and appliances, computer room, and resident services offices. The state-of-the-art development will be LEED Gold, utilizing energy efficient design principles and building materials. Potential applicants interested in living at the Placentia Veterans Village should call (213) 516-8453.

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