Santiago Sun Canyon has partnered with the Veterans Affordable Housing Program and Affordable Community Living to help provide American veterans with a beautiful, affordable home. This special partnership allows veterans to get the home of their dreams at a price they can afford, and thanks to Santiago Sun Canyon’s location in historic Palm Springs, in a location second to none. Read more about the mission of the Veterans Affordable Housing Program below, or visit the Veterans Affordable Housing Program website to learn about how Santiago Communities is dedicated to helping America’s heroes.
Affordable Community Living is a qualified 501(c)(3) charitable organization providing low and moderate income families with quality, affordable housing since 1997 and now offers help to veterans and their families through it’s Veterans Assistance Program.
Affordable Home Purchase Program
Many veterans and their families desire to improve their lifestyle by purchasing quality, affordable manufactured housing but have difficulty qualifying for conventional bank financing. The Affordable Home Purchase Program provides special low interest, easy qualifying financing options offered by ACL and it’s affiliates.
Down Payment Assistance
Qualified veterans will receive down payment assistance grant funds which will be matched by the community with a minimum down payment to purchase a new or used manufactured home when using ACL and/or Santiago Communities, Inc. financing in any of ACL’s 32 affiliated manufactured home communities in California.
In addition we have partnered with other industry leaders like Santiago Communities, Inc. to offer a unique “second-chance” financing option which gives qualified veterans the opportunity to purchase a home and re-establish their good credit at the same time. Calvet financing may also be available for new and used homes.
Move-in Rent Subsidies
Another opportunity to help qualified veterans is space rent subsidies. This lower rent during the first several months after moving in allows the veterans to adjust. Space rent is slowly increased over time to normal levels. Qualified veterans will be provided move-in rent subsidy grant funds which will be matched by the community to lower their rent cost during the first 3 years after purchasing their home.
Job loss, fixed income reductions, disability, medical problems and economic challenges can create temporary hardships for veterans. That’s why we created our space rent relief program. Veterans can apply for and receive temporary rent relief based on their specific need.
Many veterans who are disabled or wounded in action need handicap wheelchair ramps, wheel chair lifts, handicap access in bathrooms, kitchens and other modifications and improvements for interior and exterior of homes. Qualified veterans will be provided improvements as needed.
The ACL Veterans Assistance Program’s distinct mission is to lessen government burdens by providing assistance to veterans through:
- Affordable housing to qualified veterans
- Rent relief to reduce financial burdens
- Handicap ramps, bathroom, kitchen and other improvements to improve the quality of life
This includes but is not limited to:
- Assistance in ACL’s eight manufactured home communities
- Assistance in ACL’s 32 affiliated manufactured home communities in the western United States.
Our Community Programs…
Each community has programs for veterans and their families. Post programs include:
- Special veteran holiday events
- Food distribution programs
- Informational seminars
- Movie nights
- Holiday parties
- Bible Studies
- Potluck dinners
- Recreation ie; exercise classes, basketball teams, softball, fishing, etc.