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CHISPA building new apartments in Hollister

Applications are being accepted now through the end of the year for the affordable housing complex
The proposed community room.

CHISPA is constructing a new 41-unit affordable housing development in Hollister — Buena Vista Apartments — located at 810 Buena Vista Rd. Construction is anticipated to be completed in March of 2017. The apartments will be rented to low-income families. 

CHISPA is accepting applications from prospective tenants now through Dec. 30, 2016. All applications received during this period will then be sorted by a random selection process to establish order for the application review. For more information on the application process, call CHISPA at (831) 757-6254, or go to CHISPA’s website at

Applications can be submitted to CHISPA in person at the Salinas or Hollister offices, by email, fax or mail. The Hollister office is located at 615 San Benito St., Suite E, and is open Wednesday and Friday from 1-5 p.m.

Buena Vista Apartments will consist of three, one-bedroom; 25, two-bedroom; and 12, three-bedroom apartments; a manager’s unit, as well as several common areas for relaxing and socializing, including a 2,000-square-foot community center where community organizations provide services for residents. Amenities include a barbecue area, children’s play area, fitness room, community garden, computers with Internet access and laundry facilities.

Dana Cleary, director of real estate development for CHISPA, said the property "is being constructed with the intent of providing housing for low-income people who cannot afford to purchase property.   We are not building a condominium here – so no ownership opportunities." However, she added, "we also are going to build 13 homes next door to the apartment buildings – we’ll get started with those in the next couple of months. Those will be for sale."

Ed Reinhart, AIA, project architect, and Central Coast Residential Builders, the general contractor, are working with CHISPA to include energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly design features at this LEED Gold building. Solar panels will provide efficient energy and drought-tolerant landscaping will reduce water use. Appliances will be Energy Star Certified. Storm water will be filtered on site by a bioswale.

Project funding is provided by Wells Fargo Bank, Bonneville Multifamily Capital, County of San Benito (HOME funding and Mental Health Services Act funding), and the City of Hollister. Equity is provided by Wells Fargo Bank through the California Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program. 


NOTE: Contact information for Chispa is also in the text of the article. For more information on the application process, call CHISPA at (831) 757-6254, or go to CHISPA’s website at

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Submitted by (Noemi reynosa) on

Hi, I would like to know the status of my application..

Submitted by (rose camacho) on

I would like to know the status of my application. I there any way we could view the inside of your three bedrooms.

Submitted by (Zinnia Ehevarria) on

I need to know if I am eligible for an apartment I have been from a home to home from friends and family waiting for a response from you. My phone got disconnected and I don't know if you had call me. Is me my husband and my daughter I know that some of my friend have been called already. I need a 2 bedroom apartment. I really need a place to live. Please reply to this email address. Thank you so much

Submitted by (Lisa Beck) on

was wondering if you may still be accepting applications for the Chespa housing ? I would be very interested in filling out an application !

Submitted by (Samantha Rivera ) on

Is there anyway to still submit an application? Very interested in relocating with my family and am having trouble finding affordable housing. Thank you for your time.

Submitted by (Crystian Torres) on

Where to submit an application ?

Submitted by (Lucia Flores) on

I am currently looking for affordable housing, I'm a single parent with two children my oldest suffers from mental disability need to disparity find a home please call me my number is 831 537-8383

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