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Camphora Apartments

32101 McCoy Road, Soledad, California 93960

Camphora will provide 44 new affordable rental apartments for farmworkers and their families. Transforming what used to be a run-down labor camp with concrete block structures, Camphora will be a welcoming home for its farmworker residents.  

The new community will include two turf soccer fields, half-court basketball, a 3,000 sq ft community center, a computer lab, and great patio areas for families to congregate and for community events.

In partnership with the City of Soledad and Monterey County, Camphora will have a connection to the municipal sewage system, replacing the aged onsite septic system. This required boring under a Union Pacific railway line and Highway 101.

Monterey County has been working of over 20 years to find a way to rehabilitate this run down facility that was built in 1960 as part of the Bracero program.

Twenty-five of the previous residents have been relocated temporarily and will return to the new community post construction. A small number of families whose household income was more than income thresholds received permanent relocation benefits. Many of the farmworker families have lived at Camphora for decades and we are pleased so many of them will be returning.

Two Bedroom is Closed

Last updated on November 22nd, 2019
Three Bedroom is Closed

Last updated on November 22nd, 2019


Unit (Bd/Ba) Ft2 Rent
Two Bedroom (2/1) 947 Call for Price
Three Bedroom (3/2) 1199 Call for Price

Camphora Apartments Details

  • 44 0 and 0 bedroom units.
  • Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC)
  • Section 514/516 Farm Labor Housing

Property Amenities

  • Tot Lot
  • Basketball Court
  • BBQ/Picnic Area
  • Computer Lab
  • Community Room
  • Community Garden
  • On-site Laundry

Nearby Amenities

  • Close to Public Transportation

Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC)

Since this property has received funding in part through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program, a certain number of units are set aside for lower income households. Households must earn either less than 50% or 60% of the area median income (depending on the set-aside option chosen by the property owner) to qualify for these units. Rents in these units are capped at a maximum of 30% of the set-aside area median income (adjusted for unit size). Some rental units in this property may not be subject to LIHTC and therefore have higher rents and no maximum household income requirement.

Section 514/516 Farm Labor Housing

Section 514/516 direct loan and grant programs provide funds to support the development of adequate, affordable housing for farmworkers that is unlikely to be provided through other means.

Soledad Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Income Limits

Generally, households earning up to the income limit in the table below for their household size are eligible for units participating in the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program in Soledad but actual income limits may differ for units at Camphora Apartments.

AMI Band 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
Very Low Income (50%) $33,950 $38,800 $43,650 $48,450 $52,350 $56,250 $60,100 $64,000
Low Income (60%) $40,740 $46,560 $52,380 $58,140 $62,820 $67,500 $72,120 $76,800

Camphora Apartments is managed by Eden Housing.

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