IVY SENIOR APARTMENTS
GIVING OUR SENIORS A PLACE TO CALL HOME
Welcome to Ivy Senior Apartments, where our most vulnerable neighbors - seniors with chronic health care needs who have been homeless or at risk of homelessness - can find solace, safety and dignity.
Planned for construction at 5858 Mt. Alifan Drive in San Diego's Clairemont neighborhood, Ivy Senior Apartments will offer 52 affordable homes and comprehensive onsite and offsite services designed to help residents live stable, healthy lives.
The development team is made up of three nonprofits with extensive experience in housing and providing services to vulnerable populations: PATH (People Assisting the Homeless), PATH Ventures and Wakeland Housing and Development Corporation.
SUPPORTING OUR SENIORS
San Diego has a housing crisis, and seniors are among the most affected.
The number of homeless seniors in San Diego has risen almost 10 percent since 2014*. PATH, PATH Ventures and Wakeland are developing Ivy Senior Apartments to address the growing need for senior housing, which is expected to increase with the aging of the Baby Boomer generation.
IMPROVING QUALITY OF LIFE
Following the Supportive Housing model, Ivy Senior Apartments will combine affordable apartments and onsite services to support residents living stable, independent and productive lives.
This will include comprehensive medical and behavioral health services designed to allow seniors to remain in independent living, rather than moving into skilled nursing facilities.
With events, workshops and dedicated staff, the residents at Ivy Senior Apartments will enjoy the support of a vibrant community while leaving behind their chapter of homelessness.
Ivy Senior Apartments will replace the outdated office complex at 5858 Mt. Alifan Drive with a new community of supportive housing for seniors with chronic health care needs who are currently homeless or at risk of homelessness.
with interior facing common areas and lounges
Onsite property management,
case managers and security
to transit, amenities and jobs
ONGOING COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
by development team throughout the life of the property to ensure community quality
connections to support
seniors' medical needs
intensive and effective programs
to improve physical, mental and behavioral health
ARCHITECT'S PRELIMINARY RENDERING
SUBJECT TO CHANGE
IVY SENIOR APARTMENTS
ESTIMATED OPEN DATE: 2021-2022
EST: MID 2019
PROGRAM DESIGN, ARCHITECTURE, SITE PLANNING
EST: EARLY - MID 2020
EST: MID - LATE 2021
LEASE UP &
EST: LATE 2021 - EARLY 2022
TRIED, TRUE & SUCCESSFUL
Between Wakeland and PATH Ventures, we currently operate more than 750 supportive homes at 13 developments throughout California, and we have seen first-hand how compassion, care and support can transform the lives of our residents.
Bruce, one of our residents at Talmadge Gateway, is a Vietnam Veteran originally from Cape Cod. He used to work as a building supervisor in an upscale, high-rise building on B Street in Downtown San Diego, but lost his job and his home after a series of health complications. After nearly three years of being out on the streets, Bruce can now call Talmadge his home.
Get a glimpse into the stories of the people who have restored their lives with the support of their community.
AN OPPORTUNITY TO REBUILD LIVES THROUGH SUPPORTIVE HOUSING
Seniors who live at Ivy Senior Apartments will have access to services that are voluntary and tailored to meet their needs and keep them living independently, rather than having to move to a skilled medical facility.
PATH will provide onsite case management. Each senior will have a dedicated case manager who helps them assess their needs, identify goals and work on an action plan to meet those goals. They also track and support residents' progress.
Seniors will be connected to comprehensive health and behavioral health services which may also include in-home assistance with activities of daily living and transportation assistance to medical and other appointments.
Permanent Housing & Community
24/7 Property Manager
& Onsite Security and Staff
Physical & Mental Health Support
Comprehensive Medical & Dental Services
Transportation to Medical Appointments
THE TEAM BEHIND IVY SENIOR APARTMENTS
Nonprofits PATH (People Assisting the Homeless), PATH Ventures, and Wakeland Housing and Development Corporation are highly experienced in developing affordable and supportive housing, as well as providing quality resident services for vulnerable populations.
PATH is a community-based organization that operates in more than 25 communities throughout the State of California. In San Diego, PATH was on the development team and is the operator of downtown San Diego’s “Connections Housing.”
PATH Ventures was created by PATH to develop supportive housing communities for people experiencing homelessness, or at risk of homelessness. PATH Ventures has developed, or is in the process of developing, over 1,000 apartment units, all linked with quality supportive services.
Wakeland Housing and Development Corporation has created more than 6,700 high-quality, affordable homes at 44 properties in San Diego and throughout the state, including more than 100 supportive housing apartments with onsite programs and services for residents.
VIEW OUR OTHER SUPPORTIVE HOUSING COMMUNITIES
Our team has developed more than 750 supportive homes at 13 developments throughout California. At these properties, residents find the support and help they need to turn their lives around – and it all starts when they enter the doors to an apartment that they can finally call home.
The population and program at Ivy Senior Apartments will be very similar to Wakeland’s Talmadge Gateway, which is San Diego’s first 100% supportive housing community for formerly homeless seniors who have ongoing medical needs.
GET THE FACTS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE.
Our team will continue to provide updates as the plan for Ivy Senior Apartments develops further.
In the meantime, you can stay informed by signing up for our mailing list and downloading the Ivy Senior Apartments Fact Sheet and FAQ below.
Additionally, we are offering tours of our team’s existing San Diego supportive housing communities. We can accommodate groups of up to 5 people. Please email tour requests to info@IvySeniorApartments.com
July 18, 2018 Community Meeting Summary
Madison High School | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
On July 18, 2018, the Ivy Senior Apartments team convened a community meeting with neighbors, business-owners and other Clairemont stakeholders. The purpose of the meeting was to: provide an overview of the Ivy’s team members, program, and physical design; explain the types of services and resident demographics/requirements that would be part of the development; hear and respond to community members’ comments and questions; and outline next steps in the development process. This community meeting is one of many outreach efforts conducted by the Ivy team that will inform the planning and design process.
Approximately 160 community members attended. Upon signing in, participants received an agenda which included a form for providing written comments to the Ivy team. Each participant also received a speaker card to submit back to the team if she/he wished to provide verbal comments during the community input session. In all, 32 people provided comments and 37 spoke at the meeting.
During the roughly 75-minute public input session, project team members recorded participants’ verbal comments on a large wall-sized “wallgraphic” paper to track the key questions and topics. Here is a summary of the main topics that were covered during that session:
Explain how community input will inform the project design and approval
Prioritize existing Clairemont seniors to the extent possible
Select and manage residents through a rigorous screening process to minimize safety and security risks to the community, and promote residents’ long-term stability at the property
Address how residents with mental health needs will be managed to support safe interactions with the broader community
Consider reducing or removing the number of slots for residents requiring mental health care
Provide assurances to the community that the facility will not convert into a homeless shelter
Partner with residents to establish a community oversight/advisory group to promote continued involvement and transparency
Manage the property to a high standard of upkeep and cleanliness
Consider securing a conditional use permit as part of the development proposal to the City of San Diego
Continue to provide information to the community about the proposed project and services