Affordable Family Housing Buena Clinton Neighborhood
Major acq/rehab by private/public partnership, Garden Grove
Rose Crest is a garden-style family affordable apartment community. In 1996, in partnership with the City of Garden Grove and St. Joseph Health System, Jamboree acquired and renovated the community, which was in serious disrepair. The buildings had more than 200 code violations and required extensive refurbishing to interior units and exterior landscaping, siding and roofing.
During the multi-year, phased renovation, no residents were relocated. The renovations of these buildings, along with others on the street, have resulted in an overall revitalization of this Orange County neighborhood.
Rose Crest is walking distance to local schools, shopping, dining and a medical center, with easy access to SR22, the Garden Grove Freeway. Residents at Rose Crest – as well as Jamboree’s nearby Briar Crest, Grove Park and Sunswept – actively participate at the award-winning Buena Clinton Youth & Family Center. Neighborhood programs and services include a parent advisory committee, parent volunteers, parent education classes and activities that engage active seniors in the community. A strong safety component includes neighborhood outreach meetings with local police, car seat safety, identify theft protection, renter's rights and much more.
In 2016, through a strategic alliance with NeighborWorks Orange County, Rose Crest and the nearby Briar Crest received another major renovation. Interior renovations include new windows, water heaters, flooring, and upgrades to central heating and air. All kitchens and bathrooms are completely refurbished with new cabinets, countertops, appliances, lighting and plumbing fixtures. Exterior renovations include new water-efficient landscaping, solar panels, sustainability and accessibility upgrades throughout common areas, and ADA compliance to the tot lot.
The partnership with NeighborWorks Orange County demonstrates the way that Jamboree’s unique and sustaining partnerships with local government, investors and property management result in safe, secure, long-term quality housing for residents.