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Nestor UMC & National CORE Affordable Housing Groundbreaking Ceremony (South District)

Cal-Pac South District
July 20, 2022

On Monday, July 25, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. PDT, Nestor United Methodist Church in San Diego will host a groundbreaking ceremony for its new affordable housing complex. In partnership with affordable housing developer National CORE and the Hope through Housing Foundation, the church will provide its community with 73 studio apartment homes for seniors, aged 55 or better, who are experiencing or at-risk of experiencing homelessness. This new community will transform underutilized land owned by the Nestor UMC into high-quality apartment homes and community space in the Nestor neighborhood of San Diego.

Thirty-five apartment homes will be set aside for seniors who are in need of mental health services through the County of San Diego’s No Place Like Home program. Nestor Senior Village was funded in part with HOME Investments Partnerships Grant (HOME) funds provided to the City of San Diego by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and administered by the San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC).

Residents of Nestor Senior Village will enjoy long-term community-based housing with high-quality supportive services. The development will include 4,000 square-feet of community space, including a community room and private offices for case management. Nestor Senior Village residents will have shared use of on-site amenities with the church, such as outdoor recreation space and the South Bay Metro Good Neighbor Center, which provides food, clothing, annual Christmas baskets, and referrals for housing and other community help agencies to the community. Supportive services and case management will be provided by the Hope through Housing Foundation, Father Joe’s Villages, San Diego Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), and San Ysidro Health Services.

This project is the result of five years of sustained engagement, led at the local church level by member Jim Geddes and the Board of Trustees, Rev. Luis Garcia, and Pastor Kim Ports, and at the District level by Assistant District Director Rev. Paige Eaves. Real estate attorney John Boyle of Chula Vista 1st UMC was retained as legal counsel.

If you’d like to attend the groundbreaking, please RSVP at