Centerline on Glendale will add 368 affordable housing units to the West Valley housing stock. This groundbreaking project was partially funded by Maricopa County with an investment of $6 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act dollars. Centerline on Glendale is Arizona's first affordable housing community to be financed using state low-income housing tax credits.
"Remember what they say about how to eat an elephant: you do it one bite at a time. That's the mindset we need to have as we look at affordable housing in our region," said Chairman Clint Hickman, District 4. "It's going to take a while to get our inventory where it needs to be, but the addition of nearly 400 new rentals in the heart of Glendale is an example of how we can address our affordable housing shortage with one investment and one partnership at a time."
The total cost of the 12.9-acre project, developed by Gorman & Company, is $120 million. Other funding partners include the Arizona Industrial Development Authority, state and federal housing tax credits allocated by the Arizona Department of Housing, the City of Glendale, and gap financing from the National Housing Trust Fund and HUD's HOME program funds.
“Every person deserves a roof over their head and a safe place to call home at a price they can afford. Every single government entity along with our business and nonprofit partners should be working toward that end until we have fully addressed the current housing crisis,” said Supervisor Steve Gallardo, District 5. “I know the County will continue to be a willing and generous partner in finding long-term housing solutions for our residents.”