La Rahada

La Rahada Apartments1036 - 1050 Ashland Ave. Simi Valley, CA 93065

La Rahada Apartments
1036 – 1050 Ashland Ave. Simi Valley, CA 93065

Owner: La Rahada, LLC (Many Mansions is the sole member)

Developer & Property Manager: Many Mansions

Service Providers: Ventura County Behavioral Health Department (VCBH) and Many Mansions

Architect: Lauterbach & Associates

General Contractor: Staples Construction

Total Project Cost: $2,363,603

Funding Sources: City of Simi Valley, CA Department of Housing & Community Development via the Multifamily Housing Program (MHP-SH), CA Housing Finance Agency/VCBH via the Mental Health Services Act Housing Program (MHSA). Bridge loan provided by Century Housing Corporation.

Overview of Project

The La Rahada Apartments provides 8 units for extremely low-income (≤30% AMI), homeless, & mentally disabled households. The units have 1 and 2 bedrooms.

Year built: 1970

Year acquired: 2008 (July 1)

No. of units: 8 (two 4-plexes)

No. of buildings/story’s: 2 buildings, 2 story’s each

Unit configuration: 7 1+1’s and 1 2+1

Unit size (average): 1+1’s=568 sq. ft and 2+1’s = 644 sq. ft

Site amenities: Services office; laundry room; patio/balcony; & Casa de Paz (adjacent Many Mansions property) community room for special events.

Supportive Services: Service coordination, case management, job development, life skills, etc.



Rehabilitation Budget: Approx. $350,000

Started Rehabilitation: July 6, 2009

Scope of Work: Replaced roofs, balconies, patios, windows (dual paned), window blinds, sliding glass doors (dual paned), bathtubs, carport beams, carpet, VCT, counter tops, vanities, sinks, toilets, stairs, site lighting, A/C’s, heaters, landscaping, and walkways; installed sewer cleanouts, irrigation and security cameras; removed lead, asbestos, and mold; fumigated; painted interior and exterior; and built an office with a fully accessible restroom for on-site services

Completed: October 30, 2009