Applications accepted for new apartments in Paso Robles

Applications are now being accepted for new affordable apartments on Paso Robles’ east side at Carey Street and South River Road.

Hidden Creek Village, an 80-unit complex under construction since summer 2010, offers energy-efficient units, a clubhouse, two playgrounds and a bus stop.

The Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo expects that residents will begin to move in during September.

The units range from one, two and three bedrooms. The two- and three-bedroom units were still available as of Thursday.

Youth programs and ongoing educational discussions will be featured in the clubhouse. Topics include sustainable gardening, energy conservation, financial management, exercise and health.

The nearly $20 million complex is funded with $1 million from the Paso Robles' Redevelopment Agency as well as state tax credits reserved for low-income housing.

Two-bedroom units start at $837 per month while three-bedroom units start at $967 per month.

Household income and the number of people per unit increases those rents on a fixed scale. Hidden Creek’s low-income levels range from $29,800 per year for a two-person household to $44,640 for a four-person household.

Those interested in applying can download an application at www.haslo.org or call 543-4478 for more information.