Sierra Vista Phase I

Stockton, CA

Type of Development


At-Risk Families

Year Built


Development Profile

25 One-Bedroom Units

36 Two-Bedroom Units

39 Three-Bedroom Units

15 Four-Bedroom Units

Unit Size

543–1,368 Square Feet


22 Buildings


HACSJ Revamps Its Oldest Public Housing Development

The Housing Authority County of San Joaquin (HACSJ) and Central California Housing Corporation (CCHC) have partnered to redevelop Sierra Vista Homes, HACSJ’s oldest public housing development located in South Stockton.  The project took place in two phases.  In the first of these, the demolition of 63 outdated units made way for the new construction of 115 modern, high-quality, and energy-efficient apartments, now known as Sierra Vista I. The units are designed for individuals and families with incomes ranging from 30% to 50% of Area Median Income (AMI).

All units incorporate accessible design elements including no-step entries, hallway widths of at least 42 inches, 34 inch doorways and passageways, accessible bathrooms with reinforced grab bars, and levered door handles and faucets.  5% of all ground floor units are fully accessible and adaptable for individuals requiring ADA accessibility.  Other features include Energy Star rated refrigerators and dishwashers, low flow toilets, sink disposals, ranges with ovens, plentiful storage space, and washer and dryer hookups.  A high-efficiency photovoltaic (PV) solar system provides tenants electric offsets of 40%.

Common space includes an abundance of outdoor recreational facilities including a swimming pool. Also onsite is a community building which includes a fully furnished multi-purpose room, manager and social service offices, kitchen, restrooms, laundry facilities, and maintenance shop.  Electricity for the common area is 100% PV offset.

The construction of Sierra Vista I was completed in March 2020. HACSJ Executive Director Peter W. Ragsdale states “This 34 million dollar project was the first of a multi-phase redevelopment of Sierra Vista Homes that protects over 1 million dollars of annual rental subsidy that provides critical rental assistance to what would otherwise be severely rent-burdened families.”


Funding for Sierra Vista I was made possible through a HACSJ capital contribution and the award of $24.3 million in Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC).  Affordability is maintained through a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Annual Contributions Contract (ACC) and Housing Choice Project-Based Vouchers (PBV).

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