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Ground to break Saturday on affordable housing project for transition age foster youth

May 20, 2022


May 19, 2022

Youth transitioning out of foster care will soon have more affordable housing units available in the Moreno Valley area. The partnership between the County of Riverside and Sigma Beta Xi will also provide wraparound supportive services to tenants, including mental health services, substance use counseling, as well as self-sufficiency and employment training.

Who:           Representatives and elected officials from the County of Riverside, Sigma Beta Xi, as well as affordable housing advocates. Attendees will include Board of Supervisors Chair Jeff Hewitt and Sigma Beta Xi CEO Corey Jackson.

What:          Construction will begin to convert three single family homes into 12 single room occupancy units for transition age youth, youth transitioning out of foster care, and low-income families with young children. A unit for an on-site property manager will also be constructed. The final project will also include a technology center.

Where:        16641 Perris Blvd, Moreno Valley, CA 92553

When:         Saturday, May 21 at 10 a.m.

Additional information:

On April 12, the County of Riverside Board of Supervisors approved a loan for $3.9 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds to local nonprofit Sigma Beta Xi, Inc. The loan funded Sigma Beta Xi’s acquisition and construction of the 3.79-acre area. Construction is expected to be completed by spring of 2023. Once fully operational, wraparound services will be provided by SBX and other community partners.