The first phase has been completed and all 90 units in this phase were occupied as of December 2017. Phase 2, consisting of 138 senior apartments is under construction.
On March 17, 2010, the City Council of the City of Oceanside (the City) approved a Vision and Strategic Plan (the Vision Plan) to help shape future development of a 14.5-acre site owned by the City. The project site (the Site or Project) is currently undeveloped and unentitled and is located in the 3200 block of Mission Avenue along the south side.
The Vision Plan, which involved a series of public workshops and input from community leaders and City staff, includes certain planning, design and implementation strategies for the preferred development of the site as a combination of affordable family apartment homes, senior / special needs housing, a commercial / office plaza, a community center, pocket parks and active/passive open space. The ideal senior/special needs housing project would incorporate both seniors and special needs clients, but projects including only seniors, or only special needs clients will be considered by the City.
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In August 2002, the City acquired a 5.03-acre vacant parcel at Lake Boulevard at Esplanade Street, to further its efforts in meeting its mandated affordable housing goals, especially for very low- and lower-income seniors. The project is a three-story building consisting of 79 one-bedroom rental units and one two-bedroom manager’s unit, recreation room, computer center, arts and crafts room, manager’s office and reception area. Universal Design and accessibility elements have been used in the project design.
In March 2004 the City entered into an agreement with Southern California Presbyterian Homes to develop affordable senior housing on Lake Boulevard. Though it took two tries, Southern California Presbyterian Homes secured HUD 202 financing to build an eighty-unit (80) affordable housing project to assist low-income seniors.
The project was named the "Lil Jackson Senior Community" in honor of Lillian Jackson, a local member of the Soroptomists.
Construction began in January 2010 and the building is now complete and ready for occupancy. Download applications for Lil Jackson Senior Community or call 1-866-801-7692.