Transformed from a 100-year-old hotel on Fifth Avenue into modern studios, The Mason is home to 16 adults who were homeless or at risk of homelessness and who need mental health services, and includes a manager’s unit.
A $3.6 million rehabilitation was completed on September 28, 2012, utilizing a $1.69 million loan from SDHC. The interior was reconfigured to allow for larger rooms, with a private bath and kitchenette in each unit. All major building systems were replaced or upgraded, and an elevator was added.
The building, owned and managed by HDP, includes a community room and ground-floor commercial space. The studios are restricted to renters with incomes at or below 50 percent of AMI, and will remain affordable for 55 years. The Grand Reopening occurred on February 28, 2013.
1345 Fifth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
17 Units of SRO Supportive Housing
Residual receipts loan provided by San Diego Housing Commission
Residual receipts loan provided by Centre City Development Corporation
Residual receipts loan provided by California Housing Finance Agency under the Mental Health Services Act program.