Providing access to affordable housing has the greatest positive impact on the quality of life for many low-income seniors in San Diego.
While surviving on a small fixed income to pay for rent, food and medication, seniors are at risk of homelessness and too often begin the downward spiral from independence to institutionalization.
Senior Community Centers therefore opened its first affordable housing complex, Potiker Family Senior Residence, in 2003 in San Diego’s East Village and added a second complex, City Heights Square, in 2007 in City Heights (renamed Potiker City Heights Residence in 2013). Both buildings are located only walking distance to public transportation, pharmacies, churches, supermarkets, shopping centers and restaurants. Rent is far below the average high cost for housing in San Diego.
Supportive Services At Your Doorstep:
More than just a safe place to call home, we provide the following quality supportive services that prevent and remove the barriers to independent living:
- Nutritious breakfast and lunch
- Activities and socialization opportunities
- Mental health and group counseling
- Access to a registered nurse
- Social service case management
Homeless Prevention Program:
To learn about how Senior Community Centers helps homeless seniors transition from life on the streets to safe and affordable housing, click here.