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Community Renaissance Plan – The Mountain View Strategy

The Public Housing Community Sierra Vista Homes is in a neighborhood in need of redevelopment. The Housing Authority has a clear vision on how to revitalize Sierra Vista Homes and the surrounding Airport Corridor as well, to transform them from “projects” to “communities” and this community renaissance plan is the “Mountain View Strategy.”

Overview of Moutainhouse
Notice of Funding AvailableResident Meeting Notice for Oct 21, 2010

As part of the Mountain View Strategy, the Housing Authority of the County of San Joaquin’s Board of Commissioners approved the plan to demolish 330 units in Sierra Vista Homes and replace all of the units with innovative and sustainable factory-built constructed homes. The rebuilt public housing community will have a designated senior housing complex providing additional opportunities for low-income seniors accessing affordable housing. In addition, to increase the affordable housing inventory in the community, the Housing Authority will purchase fifty lots in San Joaquin County providing public housing residents with a choice as to where they wish to live. The Housing Authority also recognizes the importance of promoting green technologies therefore, the Housing Authority will purchase land to build a solar energy facility. This site will provide energy for the residents of Sierra Vista Homes. The Housing Authority will create a Neighborhood Center at the new entrance to the Sierra Vista Homes Community that will serve all families in the neighborhood, not just the public housing residents.

Mountain View
Mountain View Presentation for Resident MeetingsMountain View - First Resident Community Meeting

The Housing Authority’s vision for Sierra Vista Homes and the surrounding neighborhood is aligned with the City of Stockton’s Consolidated Plan and are in tune with the goals outlined in the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Six Livability Principals. The Housing Authority recognizes the significance of coordinated and intensive efforts necessary to achieve measurable community revitalization. The Housing Authority has the opportunity to work with its community partners to improve the quality of life for the residents of South Stockton. The renaissance of the community will not only revitalize a neighborhood, but also transform it into a flourishing and vibrant part of town that the City of Stockton, San Joaquin County and the Housing Authority can be proud of for generations to come.

The Mountain View Strategy

Notice of Funding Available
Resident Meeting Notice for Oct 21, 2010
Mountain View Presentation for Resident Meetings
Mountain View - First Resident Community Meeting

Who We Are

The Housing Authority of the County of San Joaquin  is the agency responsible for providing decent, safe, and affordable housing for low-income families, elderly, and the disabled. It was established by state legislation, is federally funded, and has been continually serving the low-income population of San Joaquin County since 1942.

For over 60 years the Housing Authority has provided shelter and assistance. First, to wartime workers and returning veterans, and then to migrant farm workers and thousands of families. The Authority has designed, built, opened and maintained developments and individual housing units throughout the county.

The Housing Authority currently assists more than 19,000 people through distribution of 4,817 housing vouchers (which includes single family homes spread throughout the county) and by managing and maintaining 1,075 units in the county’s public housing developments.

It does this through many specific assistance programs, by forming partnerships with other agencies and businesses, and by overseeing and distributing millions of Federal dollars each year. These programs, partnerships and the dollars spent are managed to specifically benefit the people of San Joaquin County. The Housing Authority is overseen by a seven-member board of locally appointed commissioners and an executive staff who implement and manage the County's mandates.

Notice of Funding Available | Resident Meeting Notice for Oct 21, 2010

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Choice Voucher Program

Since 1974 the San Joaquin Housing Authority has managed the Housing Choice Voucher Program, providing rent subsidies in the form of housing assistance payments to private landlords on behalf of eligible families. The Housing Choice Voucher Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, provides housing assistance to extremely low and very low-income families, senior citizens, and disabled or handicapped persons. Its objective is to provide affordable, decent and safe housing for eligible families, while increasing a family’s residential mobility and choice.

The Voucher Program also includes programs such as Family Self-Sufficiency and Welfare to Work. These are designed to assist families in becoming economically self-sufficient.

Supportive Services Centers

Our Supportive Services Centers help residents to access the resources they need to become economically self-sufficient. Over 400 people visit the Supportive Services Centers each month to search for information or to confer with staff.

Our unique, fully accessible facilities offer: computer-based learning exercises in math, reading and writing; job readiness training, resume preparation assistance and community job placement; tutoring, enrichment and recreational activities; free computer and telephone access for those seeking employment; counseling services for individuals involved in substance abuse or domestic violence; daycare, transportation, social service and affordable housing information.

Family Self-Sufficiency

Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) is a program designed to assist residents in becoming independent of public assistance. With the help of local agencies, FSS combines case management, education, training, and supportive services with rental assistance to aid families toward self-sufficiency.

The end result: As participants become self-sufficient, their housing subsidies become available for others wanting to succeed and, as they begin paying higher taxes, it helps to reduce the tax burden on society as a whole.

Migrant Families

The Housing Authority has been providing housing and other services to migrant families in San Joaquin County for over 35 years. As pioneers of migrant housing, we are very proud that over the years we have been able to continually improve our programs. Each of our three Migrant Centers consists of 95 units. The State of California’s Housing and Community Development, Office of Migrant Services funds the centers. California’s Rural Development also provided a loan/grant to help construct the Harney Lane Migrant Center.

One of the County’s recent accomplishments was to spearhead the changes needed in state law that would allow our Migrant Centers to remain open for an extended nine months each year in order to coincide with the local school year. For the first time many teenagers are able to graduate from high school without being interrupted by the seasonal closing of the Centers.

Project-Based Voucher Program

The Project-Based Voucher Program is designed to encourage property owners to construct new or upgrade substandard rental housing for low-income families. A change in the law allows Housing Authorities to provide Vouchers for up to 20% of its total voucher allocation under the existing Housing Choice Voucher program. At this time we have 125 units under contract.


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