WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) today announced it will invest more than $15.3 million with Pedcor Investments and WNC to build 312 new affordable housing units in the uptown area of San Antonio. The investment is part of CVS Health's commitment to address social determinants of health in underserved communities.
"CVS Health is committed to addressing housing insecurities and other social determinants of health in local communities across the country," said LaMonte Thomas, South Central Market President, Aetna, a CVS Health company. "In San Antonio, we're focusing on addressing the affordable housing crisis by making investments that will provide people with equal opportunity for secure housing and access to resources that will help them create a brighter future for themselves and their families."
According to the City of San Antonio Strategic Housing Implementation Plan, there are 95,000 households at risk for housing instability due to families spending more than 30% of their income on housing. More than half of these households are renters. The new development, named Crosswinds Apartment Homes, will support individuals and families earning from 30% to 60% of Area Median Income and provide them with homes and the resources they need to live healthier lives and reach their full potential.
"The Crosswind Apartments will create safe and stable affordable housing for San Antonio families who are most in need. This represents a major step toward our commitment to the House America initiative by creating new deeply affordable housing for our residents," said Mayor of San Antonio Ron Nirenberg.
Crosswinds Apartment Homes will be located at 4114 North Loop 1604 East. The new development will consist of 13, three-story residential buildings and will provide one-, two- and three-bedroom housing units at a reduced rent to individuals and families with demonstrated need. Planned amenities include a standalone community building with a management office, community room, business center and fitness center. Additionally, there will be a dog park, picnic area, playground, tot lot, swimming pool and ample parking. The development of Crosswinds Apartment Homes is made possible due to a public-private partnership between Pedcor Investments and the San Antonio Housing Trust.
"There is a direct correlation between stable affordable housing and the prospects for a family's long term health outcomes, especially for families at lower incomes," said Pete Alanis, Executive Director, San Antonio Housing Trust. "CVS Health's commitment to invest the necessary tax credit equity to bring this community to life demonstrates what is possible with responsible social investment."
"We're excited to welcome positive, affordable housing to this area, and this partnership is one that San Antonio and District 10 should be proud of. I look forward to welcoming our new neighbors to District 10, and I can't wait to see the finished development," said District 10 Councilman Clayton H. Perry.
As part of CVS Health's overall commitment to advance health equity in America, it invested $185 million in affordable housing nationwide in 2021 and $1.3 billion over the past 20 years, including $93 million dollars in Texas. Through these investments, CVS Health has been able to provide underserved communities with quality housing, economic support, and educational training opportunities based on the unique needs of the population.
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