National CORE Launches Construction of 24th San Diego County Affordable Housing Community
San Diego, Calif. – Natonal CORE on Dec. 14 launched constructon of its 24th San Diego community, a result of a robust, decades‐long partnership with the County of San Diego, San Diego Housing Commission and the City of San Diego to address the region’s housing crisis.
The Iris at San Ysidro will provide 100 beautiful homes, including 15 permanent supportive housing apartments for residents who have experienced homelessness or who are at risk of experiencing homelessness.
National CORE currently operates 20 communities across San Diego County. The developer will open three more communities in 2024, followed by The Iris in 2025, collectively providing a total of 2,021 apartment homes across San Diego County, including 336 permanent supportive housing apartments.
The Iris will provide 27 one‐, 32 two‐ and 36 three‐bedroom apartments for families and individuals earning less than 60% of the area median income. Half the homes in the four‐story property will include enhanced mobility‐access features; five will include communications‐access features. The 15 permanent supportive housing apartments will be fully furnished.
Hope through Housing Foundation will provide academic support services for children and teens, foster economic mobility and nurture senior connections in conjunction with Casa Familiar, a nonprofit service provider based in San Diego.
“Casa Familiar is a 50‐year‐old organization rooted in San Ysidro,” Casa Familiar CEO Lisa Cuestas said. “We look forward to connecting our vision of a healthy community to provide quality engagement and services at The Iris as a partner with National Core and the City of San Diego.”
The Iris was made possible through funds commitied by the San Diego Housing Commission, the City of San Diego, the County of San Diego’s No Place Like Home and Innovative Housing Trust Fund programs and Wells Fargo.
The development is expected to be completed in 2025, following openings in 2024 for Greenbrier Village, Santa Fe Senior Village and Nestor Senior Village, the three other developments now under construction.