Bienestar’s portfolio of affordable housing includes 12 properties in two counties and five cities with a total of 507 units. Nine of those properties were built by us and three were acquired and then renovated. Nine properties are for farmworker families and three are for low-income families.
We provide homes for approximately 1200 adults and 900 children. Today 93% of our residents are Latino.
Historically, 254 of our apartments were rented only to farmworkers; i.e., at least one member of the household had to be employed in agriculture, as the housing developments were enabled by USDA Rural Development funds and the Farmworker Housing Tax Credit Program. That continues as a requirement for nine of our 12 properties. At the remaining properties, there are 278 apartments for working poor families employed in any occupation.
The financing structures of all the properties includes federal funding sources, so the reporting and compliance requirements for the entire portfolio are very extensive and rigorous. View our Financing Sources >
We are proud of Bienestar’s history, which recognized from the very beginning that buildings are not enough — resident services have always been an integral part of the plans and life of each community.