Linda Tunis Senior Apartments
On Friday, October 29, PEP Housing celebrated the commencement of construction for its rehabilitation project, Linda Tunis Senior Apartments. It was an exceptionally gorgeous autumn afternoon in Santa Rosa and guests enjoyed a self-guided luminary tour through the former Scottish Rite Event Center building, with spooky piano music played by John Maher (aka Petaluma Pete), and mounds of sweet treats and popcorn celebrating Home Sweet Home for the projects’ 25 future residents. Special thanks to our speakers who came out to join us and spoke on behalf of the project; George “Kip” Spragens, PEP’s BOD Vice-President; Mary Stompe, PEP’s Executive Director; Jessica Hayes, Chief of the Disaster Recovery Branch for HCD; Diane Test, Chair of the Santa Rosa Housing Authority; Alena Wall, Public Affairs Director with Kaiser; Dan Schurman, Community Health Investment Manager with Providence; Jessica Tunis, daughter of Linda Tunis for whom the project honors in name; Jim Wallen, PEP’s Director of Development; and Robert Hayes, Architect. Robert Hayes put the golden sledgehammer to work, ceremoniously beginning demolition. The rehabilitation will be constructed by PRECISION.
PEP thanks it’s many private and public donors who support this important project, prioritizing placement for victims of the fires or federally declared disasters experienced over the past several years. Linda Tunis Senior Apartments is named in honor of Linda Tunis, who lived at Journey’s End Mobile Home Park and perished in the Tubbs Fire of 2017.
951 Petaluma Blvd. South – River City Senior Apartments
Celebrating Ground-breaking by mail-August 2020
PEP Housing proposes to build River City Senior Apartments. The 1.31 acre site includes fifty-three one-bedroom units and one two-bedroom Manager’s unit. All residential units will be rented to low income seniors and senior veterans, ages 62 years and older. PEP was chosen to build Petaluma’s first ever permanent veteran housing.
This project incorporates various amenities for residents including: a community room with a full kitchen, raised garden beds, and a fenced in dog run; all of which are typical to other PEP Housing projects. Additionally, a community gazebo and outdoor patio will be available outside the community center adjacent to the river, where residents can enjoy the comfort and view of the river and the pedestrian path while allowing public access to the river. To further serve and target the senior veteran population, PEP Housing proposes that this new development incorporate a “wellness center” where healthcare professionals and community members can provide medical, dental or community services necessary for seniors to age in place.
Vacaville – Pony Express Senior Apartments
With the support of The City of Vacaville, PEP Housing will be developing a 60-unit apartment complex for low income senior veterans. On-site features include a community room, wellness center, raised garden beds, landscaped areas with walking paths and a dog run.
Pony Express Senior Apartments has been fully funded with a CDLAC/TCAC 4% Tax Credit Award and Multifamily Housing Program funding. We are actively working through the myriad of tasks involved in closing escrow on an affordable housing project and we look forward to breaking ground in June of 2021.
PEP will be updating information as the pre-development continues.
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