Development

We work closely with community partners to support development of and access to affordable housing. Learn more about our current projects below.

Current Projects

Brunswick Commons

Brunswick Commmons 1.8.20The Brunswick Commons project is a mixture of affordable housing and homeless resource center, which includes transitional housing units. This is a County-sponsored project located within the City of Grass Valley.

When completed, the Brunswick Commons project will provide 28-units of low-income housing (rent set at 30% of Nevada County’s average median income) and 12-units of Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) for chronically homeless individuals with severe mental illness who are receiving supportive services from the County’s Department of Behavioral Health. Learn more about the Brunswick Commons project.

Cashin’s Field

The Cashin’s Field project was approved by the Nevada City council in June. The project aims to create a community setting by providing the local workforce with 51 affordable long term apartments. The 51,000-square-foot project is slated for 170 Ridge Road.

Empire Mine Courtyard (Formerly the Coach N Four Motel)

Coach N Four Construction 1.8.20Nevada County has acquired the Coach N Four Motel, located at 628 South Auburn Street in Grass Valley, with plans to remodel, update, and convert the motel into permanent housing beginning in 2021.

The project will have on-site monitoring and supportive programming, providing stability and a pathway to permanency for people experiencing homelessness. After an initial rehabilitation of the site, the site will be utilized as an interim navigation center providing housing, wrap-around services, and 24/7 onsite supervision to vulnerable residents in partnership with AMI Housing. 

The Coach N Four property was purchased with State Project Homekey funds. The project will seek additional funds to complete the rehabilitation of the property and convert it into permanent housing by 2025.

Lone Oak Senior Housing

Exterior photo of an apartment buildingThe Lone Oak Senior Apartments project is moving forward in Penn Valley. The California Tax Credit Allocation Committee (CTCAC) announced in September that over 7 million in federal low-income housing tax credits would be awarded to this project. The award of tax credits was the final step needed to fully fund the project, which is now underway. The project is projected to be completed by March, 2021. Lone Oak is a project of the Regional Housing Authority.

  1. Coach N Four Motel

    $2.8M in Project Homekey Funding Awarded for Purchase and Conversion of Motel Into Permanent Housing

    Nevada County’s Homekey project is the Coach N Four Motel in Grass Valley. The 18-unit motel will initially continue as a temporary emergency housing for people experiencing homelessness, with a focus on families, veterans and other vulnerable groups. Read on...
  2. Rendering of building elevations for the Cashin&#39s Field project

    TCAC awards $25.8 million in Housing Tax Credits for Cashins Field Housing Project

    The California State Treasurer’s Tax Credit Allocation Committee (TCAC) awarded $25.8 million in Federal Nine Percent (9%) Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (yielding approximately $22.4 million in investor equity) to the Cashin’s Field housing project. Read on...