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East County News Service
October 15, 2010 (Santee) – On September 25th, the 48-unit Cedar Creek Apartments project welcomed its first residents. With a loan of $5.27 million from the Santee Community Development Commission, Chelsea Investment Corporation of Carlsbad completed construction of the apartment complex on Fanita, designed for low-income individuals and families.

As of mid-October, 49 women, 26 men, and 59 children now call Cedar Creek Apartments home. The tenants came primarily from El Cajon, San Diego, Santee and Lakeside, with some relocating from places as far away as Chula Vista, Menifee and Alpine.

The residents’ occupations include construction, taxi drivers, school employees, bank tellers, receptionists, cashiers, auto mechanics, UPS and Fed Ex workers, hair stylists, grocery workers, and employees in retail, doctor’s offices, restaurants, and a church.

Residents have access to an on-site community building with kitchen and entertainment facilities, a computer lab and exercise facilities. Outdoor amenities include a tot lot and barbeque grill. The project incorporates sustainable design features such as solar water heating, storm water treatment measures, and low-water-use landscaping. Resident services, including after school programs and computer training, will be provided by Pacific Southwest Community Development Corporation, a not-for-profit partner in the development team.

Chelsea Investment Corporation of Carlsbad constructed the $15 million Cedar Creek Apartments with the assistance of a low interest loan of $5.27 million from the Santee Community Development Commission. Additional funding was obtained through an allocation of affordable housing tax credits and a grant made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. A construction loan was provided by US Bank, N.A.

“Santee is extremely pleased to realize its vision of a well-designed and well-managed affordable housing community on a formerly underutilized and neglected site” said Mayor Randy Voepel. “We look forward to working with Chelsea and Pacific Southwest to maintain a secure and supportive environment for working families.”


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Best Place to Call Home

We are so glad to have the opportunity to be in such amazing environment with a great manager, Sandra Schlehr. Quit area, welcoming people, access to kids playground and also BBQ area, helpful manager, and great service. We live in a 3 Bedroom 2 full bathrooms, Central AC, big rooms. Nothing like we've expected, wide balcony, extra place for storage, never run out of room! The amazing thing is that if you feel uncomfortable or anything in your home stops working the manager is always there for help. Shoot her an email and you'll get a quick response with a result you want. Everything in here is AMAZING. -Monica Sliwa

Cedar Creek Apt

I love these apts and once here you will not want to move soon.
It is very quiet ,nothing has happened here and I feel very safe.
The manager is very helpful , she does her job with no procrastination.
The grounds stay neat and clean.
I Love these apts.I have been here since October 2010.

The atmosphere at Cedar Creek

The atmosphere at Cedar Creek looks very peaceful with a decent neighborhood. Such a project deserves appreciation, it shows even those who do not earn fat salaries can still reside in decent houses which looks very good as well. Hoping to see more new houses in the area. Boulder Real Estate

I love my new apt at Cedar

I love my new apt at Cedar Creek.It is very peaceful and quiet at night!The landscape is very well kept up and very clean.I'm a very happy resident and my family loves the new place!