The project is envisioned as a 72 unit development, to be located on a 2.76-acre lot at Northstar Dr. & 11th Ave. in Hanford, CA. Hanford has both a high demand for supportive housing for individuals experiencing homelessness as well as need for high quality affordable housing for families. Northstar Apartments seeks to integrate those two with a healthy balance at an amenities and opportunity rich infill site. 


Based on scoring and demand analysis, we have designated 22 units as permanent supportive housing with Kings County Behavioral Health providing comprehensive on-site services.  Those units will be subsidies with vouchers from Housing Authority of King County and Kings Tulare Homeless Alliance. The PSH units (mostly one-bedrooms), target a mix of chronically homeless and other at-risk households. The remaining (a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedrooms) will be designated affordable units for households earning up to 60% of the Area Median Income. 


The site is a good location for a large family development. Reasons for that include other apartment housing adjacent including The Remington, a senior living facility. There are also significant amenities in proximity including a clinic, pharmacy and Hidden Valley Park.   


UPholdings and Self-Help Enterprise propose partnering for this project, and will act as co-developers, owners, and property managers. The land opportunity was first identified by SHE and is not under contract for purchase. The site was previously proposed as a lower density senior focused development by Ashwood Construction however failed to receive 4% credits and the opportunity was abandoned by 2015.  


The Project will additionally rely on local partners on all other aspects of development and operation of the project. This includes a strong partnership with King County Behavioral Health Kings Tulare Homeless Alliance and King Area Rural Transit. We have engaged R. L. Davison architects for the design of the development. Davidson is the architect on both UPholdings and SHE’s previous partnerships for Finca Serena in Porterville and Butterfly Gardens in Clovis.  


The project will be funded through 9% Low Income Housing Tax Credits, soft funding from the Department of Housing and Community Development through competitive No Place Like Home funds, Hanford PLHA funds, Kings County Whole Person Care pilot, as well as private financing, and will rely on rental assistance agreements and other operating subsidies in order to house the lowest-income and most vulnerable families and individuals. Our goal is to begin construction by Summer of 2022, and open our doors a year later.


Property Type: Integrated Permanent Supportive Housing

Unit Mix:

  • 1 bedroom - 34

  • 2 bedroom - 20

  • 3 bedroom - 18

Property Features: 



2601 N 11th Ave. 

Hanford, CA 93230

Phone: TBD

Status: Predevelopment

Development Partners

  • Self Help Enterprises

  • Kings County Behavioral Health

Financing Partners:

  • 9% LIHTC

  • NPLH Comp & Non-Comp

  • Whole Person Care

  • PLHA

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