Serving 90 individuals with extremely low incomes, including people who have experienced homelessness
The Ritz was acquired in November 1991 by a non-profit corporation formed by TNDC and Chinese Community Housing Corporation. TNDC oversaw the renovation and manages the 100% Section 8 building, which is home to 90 adults with mental or physical disabilities. This Beaux-Arts era building underwent a seismic retrofit and comprehensive general rehabilitation in 1993 to address years of deferred maintenance under the previous ownership. Total development costs were approximately $4.6 million, including a construction budget of $2 million to complete a seismic retrofit and the addition of new handicap accessible bathrooms and community kitchens on each floor, upgraded lighting, new fire safety equipment, new floor finishes, and painting. Project funding included the State of California Housing Rehabilitation Program (CHRP-R), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), sponsor equity, and the Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Program. Construction was completed in July, 1993. One of the commercial spaces, 215 Taylor Street, houses TNDC’s Property Management and Human Resources departments.
Housing: 34,780 square feet
Commercial: 4,328 square feet