The project is a 50-unit permanent supportive housing project for formerly homeless and formerly homeless veterans.
Bayview Heights offers 50 one-bedroom apartments located near a bus stop, shopping, the Humboldt Bay waterfront, and other services. Bayview Heights was developed in partnership with Danco, Veteran Housing Development Corporation, and Raymond James, to provide quality affordable housing for the Humboldt County residents with low and very low incomes. “Funding comes from California’s Veteran Housing and Homelessness Prevention Program, 9% tax credits, and rent supports from the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program and Humboldt County”. Bayview Heights has excellent amenities including a community room & kitchen, an onsite fitness center, and a coin-op laundry facility. Along with access to special services, including case management, behavioral health treatment, employment training, and job placement. “Amenities include a rooftop community garden and patio, Energy Star appliances, and wiring for internet and cable television”. Redwood Energy’s utility calculation predicted these units to be $5.10/month for 1-bedroom units & $25.57/month for 2-bedroom units. Utility bills this low are a result of the PV panels residents are provided. The panels combined with net energy metering allow them to receive credit on their utility bill for power generated by their system that is fed back into the electric grid during times when the system’s generation is greater than the customer’s usage.
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Redwood Energy has led the design of more than 20,000 units of Zero Net Energy, all-electric affordable housing, and 200 all-electric market rate residences.