City of Glendora Acquires Assisted Living Property.
On April 25, the City Council of Glendora, California gave the green light to the acquisition of a 2.17-acre facility at 1762 Dale Road, pending a 90-day escrow. The price tag for the purchase agreement is $5 million, which will be funded by a mixture of the Affordable Housing Fund and the Housing Authority, as well as Measure E. The property used to be an assisted living facility, but its owners had already decided to cease operations and wished for the property to be of public use, which is why they contacted City representatives.
Over the last several weeks, the residents of this facility have been moved to other nearby assisted living facilities to properly wind down the facility’s operations, and in compliance with legal relocation requirements. This includes providing relocation aid to four employees that resided on the property as part of its operation.
“The community survey highlighted the need for affordable housing at the state, regional, and city level,” commented Glendora Mayor Gary Boyer. “We are delighted to have come to an agreement that will benefit all people in the City in many ways.”
Glendora residents have identified homelessness as their top quality of life concern since 2019 (22%). The City is taking action by acquiring a site to create immediate and long-term housing solutions for locals, including the homeless. The site will be demolished and secured for now until the project is further developed. The process for this will include extensive public outreach and input to ensure that the community’s needs are met.
Glendora is taking proactive steps to address housing and homelessness problems with their development plan for future housing which is in line with the state of California’s Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA). In May 2022, they contracted with LA CADA to provide two full-time outreach workers who will offer outreach and housing navigation services, aiding individuals in reuniting with their families and tending to any encampment issues in public areas.