Construction should be completed in December for Sugar Pine Village, a new affordable housing community in Madera, California that will provide 52 high-quality, affordable apartment-style homes to the region. More than 30% of the new homes will be available for individuals and families struggling with housing insecurity and those experiencing homelessness.
UnitedHealth Group is the largest private investor of the $25 million development, providing $11.2 million in equity as part of an initiative to connect people in need to housing and support services to help them live healthier lives.
In a partnership with the Madera County Behavioral Health Department, residents will have access to wrap-around supportive services that include on-site management and counselors to assist residents with health, wellness and other socio-economic needs. Residents will also have access to children’s after-school programs, fitness and Zumba classes, healthy cooking classes and computer training, among other educational resources.
“There is a strong connection between housing and health. If you don’t have a safe place to stay, it may be difficult to feel secure or manage your overall well-being,” said Kevin Kandalaft, CEO of the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of California. “UnitedHealthcare has invested more than $500 million in affordable housing, and this investment underscores our commitment to housing and support services to drive better health outcomes for our underserved California communities.”
See the progress and the power of the partnership by watching the video.