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A Ventura County Community Has an Innovative Solution to Provide Affordable Housing for Seniors

It’s an issue across the Tri-Counties.

Work started this week on the first modular development in Ventura County, Rancho Sierra Senior Apartments in Camarillo.

“Most of the apartments are built off-site, transported here and then put together,” explained the President of Many Mansions, Rick Schroeder.

Many Mansions is the non-profit behind the affordable housing development specifically designed for seniors who have extremely low-income and homeless seniors with a mental disability. Schroeder says the modular homes speed up the construction timeline by as much as a third.

“Seniors on fixed income do not have a lot of housing options. As a result they are our fastest growing homeless population,” said Schroeder.

“This is the type of housing that’s fitting into a growing need,” he said.

The County provided the land and will collaborate with wrap-around mental health services to residents.

Article originally appeared in the  KCLU (Read full story and additional photos)