Bonded Helped Build Permanent Housing In Downtown San Diego For Homeless People Just In Time For The Holidays
Bonded works with many builders and developers and has installed new flooring in thousands of apartment buildings in San Diego County. While each project is unique, one new construction partnership of 2015 stands out amongst the rest. Mitch Adler, Bonded’s President, was honored to contribute to the construction of “Alpha Square” which provides 201 studio apartments for vey low income people. He said “I really enjoyed working with the management team at Emmerson Construction, which is a part of the Chelsea Investment Corporation. We completed the project under budget and on schedule.” The residential building was partially funded by the non-profit organization Alpha Project, which is one of the most successful supporters of San Diego’s homeless. The new residents will include formerly homeless people and others with special needs, and will be rented out for between $399 – $635 per month with the help of government vouchers. The apartments are completely furnished and include flatscreen televisions, wifi, cable, and phone. With the help of other local charitable affiliates, the residents will have financial support, medical help, and job training programs onsite.
The new homes could not come at a more urgent time as San Diego braces for El Nino. According to a local government report, there are approximately 8,700 homeless people in San Diego and only 4,500 live in shelters. Alpha Projects’ Outreach Director Brandon Smith says that there are at least 500 homeless people that live along the San Diego river. As the weather keeps progressing towards extreme El Nino conditions, it is paramount that these people relocate from the riverbanks to safe housing. Smith has been visiting the river and reaching out to people with information about the Alpha Project and offering assistance. (View a video clip about Alpha Square Here)
Bonded’s work can be admired throughout the building… even outside at the street entrance where they installed large 18” x 3” tiles on the exterior walls. Each apartment features luxury vinyl planks that create a modern, upscale ambiance that will absolutely be appreciated by all of the residents. These planks look like wood, but are actually made with vinyl that is perfect for rental units and can be cleaned easily. The building’s commercial kitchen was built to last, with strong ceramic tile that can handle the wear and tear that will be inflicted while hundreds of meals are prepared daily. The hallways and the main lobby have a high quality vinyl sheet flooring that is best suited for the high traffic areas, and is decorated with beautiful custom made carpets that were donated by Bonded.
For more information about Bonded’s new construction services call Mr. Adler at 858.386.1660.
For more information about the Alpha Project visit alphaproject.org