We work closely with community partners to support development of and access to affordable housing. Learn more about our current projects below.
The Cashin’s Field project was approved by the Nevada City council in June of 2020 and is estimated to be complete in spring of 2023. . 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 located at 170 Ridge Road. Learn more about the Cashin's Field project, or access the waitlist for interested occupants.
The Brunswick Commons project is a mixture of affordable housing and permanent supportive housing. This is a County-sponsored project located within the City of Grass Valley. Brunswick Commons was completed in August of 2022 and provides 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.
Empire Mine Courtyard (Formerly the Coach N Four Motel)
Nevada 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. Rehabilitation is expected to be complete in November of 2022.
Lone Oak Senior Housing
The Lone Oak Senior Apartments project in Penn Valley is complete and provides 31 units of affordable housing to low income seniors. Lone Oak is a project of the Regional Housing Authority.
The Ranch House is one of 14 homes that Nevada County Behavioral Health utilizes to house 85 residents in permanent supportive housing. The Ranch House remodel will take a current single-family dwelling and remodel it into six independent units. This will allow three more clients to be served in the same program, but with a higher chance for success and permanency due to the standalone units. This project has outsize benefits for its residents, who might otherwise be at high risk of homelessness and worsening symptoms of mental illness and substance use disorder.