Horizons at Indio Receives National Award For Affordable Senior Housing Community

HorizonsIndio_mainHorizons at Indio, an affordable housing community developed by Urban Housing Communities (UHC) and Heritage Community Housing (HCH), celebrated its achievement of honorable mention in the senior housing category of the 15th Annual Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Awards program.  The Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award is a national awards program presented by the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition.  All of the apartments at Horizons are reserved for seniors earning from 40 to 60 percent of the area median income for Riverside County and half of the units are set aside for retirees of the agricultural industry.

“We’re thrilled to receive this recognition for our community in Indio,” says John Bigley, Chief Operating Officer, Urban Housing Communities. “Horizons exemplifies our commitment to excellence in affordable housing, and it’s gratifying to be recognized for our efforts.”

Architectural firm KTGY Group, Inc. designed the $18.7 million dollar development with emphasis on creating a walkable, pedestrian-friendly senior environment that includes 47 one-bedroom apartments at 679 square feet and 33 two-bedroom apartments at 922 square feet.  KTGY also incorporated green-building features and energy-efficient elements into the design of Horizons to keep utility expenses for residents down to a minimum.

“By creating savings in utility costs, Horizons at Indio further promotes the long-term sustainability of this affordable community,” says KTGY’s Alan Scales, Studio Director in Irvine, Calif. “Also by locating near shopping and medical services, you’re reducing travel times and traffic, greenhouse gases and carbon emissions."