Finamore Place

Finalist: Best Affordable Apartment Community (Over 100 Units)

Contact: Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards

Finamore Place apartments street view
Finamore Place pool area
Finamore Place open seating area
Finamore Place clubhouse
Finamore Place collaborative space
Finamore Place patio pool area

Location: Anaheim, CA
Award Applicant: Jamboree Housing Corporation
Architect: Architecture Design Collaborative (ADC)
Developer: Jamboree Housing Corporation
General Contractor: Jamboree Quality Development and Construction
Interior Designer: CDC Design
Photographer: Juan Tallo Photography
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Project Statement

This apartment community adds 102 high-quality, affordable homes for working families and formerly homeless families (297 residents) in Anaheim, plus a mixed-use component with community resources that focus on health and education. Through a 55-year ground lease agreement with the Housing Authority, the nonprofit developer transformed a 2.86-acre vacant property into a vibrant community asset for the entire Ponderosa Park neighborhood.

A four-story apartment building provides 102 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments that open onto a spacious courtyard with nearly 15,000-square-feet of active open space — with outdoor picnic and sports area, reflection walk, rooftop deck, swimming pool, barbecues, play area with tot lot and community garden. The development features public art strategically on the building/property, connecting with the community and its history.

An additional two-story, nearly 17,000-square-foot community center includes flexible recreational space, onsite management offices, and a collaboration of resident and community services provided to the entire neighborhood. Finamore Place features Child Guidance Center’s onsite satellite family mental health services center, St. Jude's new onsite neighborhood clinic — a Medi-Cal health provider that provides free medical services to Medi-Cal patients — and a 3,800-square-foot Orange County Head Start onsite early education center.

The programs at Finamore Place link residents to the nonprofit developer’s network of community services in the greater Anaheim area and include onsite activities for both children and adults. An onsite program coordinator assists residents in accessing local community services and coordinates programs provided by St. Jude's Manchester Clinic, the Child Guidance Center and Orange County Head Start.

Integral to the success of Finamore Place is the inclusion of fully funded, ongoing supportive services —delivered with a “whatever it takes” approach — that enable 20 formerly homeless residents to live in Permanent Supportive Housing with a stable environment.