Solar PV Powers An Affordable Housing Complex in Fremont, CA
Fremont’s Main Street Village, an affordable rental apartment community, just opened its doors. The 64 unit apartment complex was built green and includes 438 photovoltaic solar panels that were installed on-site. The solar system will provide 154,995 kWh of solar electricity annually. Other green measures implemented include high-performance windows, Energy Star appliances, water-efficient fixtures, and Bay-Friendly drought tolerant landscaping.
Main Street Village addresses the tremendous need for affordable housing in Alameda County where over 4,000 people are homeless on any given night and nearly 30% of these are families with children. As evidence of the need, Main Street Village received over 2,300 applications for 64 affordable apartments.
The apartments will serve families with incomes no greater than 30% to 50% of Area Median Income, or roughly $27,000 to $45,000 for a family of four. The single-person households are expected to earn less than $18,000 a year. Rents will range from $200 to $1,000 depending on the number of bedrooms and the income level of the resident.
Read the full article: Fremont Welcomes Much Needed, Affordable Housing.