Copper Creek Affordable Apartments – San Marcos, CA

One of the largest developers of affordable housing in California relies heavily on market studies when applying for tax credit financing through the Tax Credit Allocation Committee (TCAC), the California Debt Limit Allocation Committee (CDLAC) and the California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA). With its high success rate of establishing the market need for affordable housing built throughout Southern California by a variety of developers, our staff’s expertise on meeting and even exceeding the State of California’s market study guidelines has made us a leader in affordable housing market research.

For the client’s proposed Copper Creek Apartments community San Diego, we first identified current and projected demand for rental households earning from 25 to 60 percent of the countywide median income and then determined the associated housing shortfall. Using a demand model required by TCAC, our staff proved the demand model to undercount demand from adjoining areas, thus increasing actual demand dramatically.

Next, because the subject site was located in a largely undeveloped area of San Diego County and no comparable properties were located within the preferred one-mile radius, our staff personally visited numerous market-rate apartment projects in nearby Carlsbad and San Marcos to demonstrate the acute need for more affordable housing in the area beyond the one-mile band.

A final review of proposed developments within the jurisdictions of Carlsbad, San Marcos, and San Diego County showed that the proposed project would be the only affordable housing project serving not just the master-planned community of San Elijo Hills itself, but adjoining areas out to a 10-mile radius and beyond.

Hillcrest Affordable Apartments – Thousand Oaks, CA

As one of the key providers of affordable housing in Thousand Oaks, this local non-profit enlisted MetroIntelligence to craft a market study in support of a 60-unit project to serve populations of various income levels as well as homeless individuals.

Not only did our staff manage to prove that demand far outstripped supply for this location, but the market study received a 100% rating as part of the rigorous HOME Funds application.

Following is a sample of affordable housing market studies completed by MetroIntelligence staff:

Many Mansions Ventura/Oxnard 110 N. D Street TAY Homeless & At-Risk Homeless w/mental disabilities 7
Many Mansions Ventura/T. Oaks Hillcrest Project Families, Homeless, Homeless w/mental disabilities 60
Raznick & Sons Ventura/Oxnard Sea Colony Part market-rate, part low-income 160
Continental Mgmt. Los Angeles/Hollywood Paseo Plaza Part market-rate, part low-income 437
Bridge Housing San Diego/San Marcos Copper Creek Families 204
Bridge Housing San Diego/San Marcos Sage Canyon Families 72
Bridge Housing San Diego/San Diego Dove Canyon Families 120
Chelsea Investment Corp. San Diego/San Diego Market Square Manor Seniors 200
Chelsea Investment Corp. San Diego/San Diego City Heights Square Seniors 150
Chelsea Investment Corp. Imperial/Calexico Calexico Family Apartments Families 80
Chelsea Investment Corp. Imperial/El Centro Countryside Apartments Families 72
Chelsea Investment Corp. Imperial/Heber Heber Family Apartments Families 153
Chelsea Investment Corp. Imperial/Brawley Brawley Family Apartments Families 80
Chelsea Investment Corp. Imperial/Holtville Holtville Senior Apartments Seniors 81
Chelsea Investment Corp. Imperial/Brawley Brawley Pioneer Senior Apts. Seniors 64