Lake Elsinore's New Low-Income Apartments Ready For Residents

Monthly rents for the one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments range from $559 to $677, depending on income and apartment size.

Lake Elsinore’s newest apartment complex for low-income residents has units available for lease and for a limited time is offering a “first month free rent” special, it was announced this week.

Residents are currently moving into three of the eight residential buildings known as Pottery Court located on 4.4 acres at Pottery Street and Langstaff Avenue, and the balance of apartments will be ready for leasing between now and July, according to Lyn Hikida of BRIDGE Housing Corporation, the company that developed and manages the new low-income residential community.

When complete, Pottery Court will feature 113 units. There will be 20 one-bedroom apartments, 48 two-bedrooms, and 45 three-bedrooms. Redevelopment money was used to fund the $24 million project, which was approved by the city in June 2008.

The complex is being touted for its close proximity to Lake Elsinore’s historic downtown, schools, restaurants and parks. The Pottery Court units feature semi-private patios and decks as well as garage parking. The kitchen of each apartment is equipped with new energy-efficient appliances, including a refrigerator, gas stove and dishwasher. Among the amenities are a club room, outdoor BBQ area, two play areas for children and on-site laundry facilities.

Pottery Court apartments are targeting families with annual incomes of up to $33,500 for a household of four. Monthly rents for the one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments range from $559 to $677, depending on income and apartment size. Income and other restrictions apply. Proof of income and U.S. citizenship are required as part of the application process.

“I really like living here,” said new Pottery Court resident Janelle Battaglia, who works in retail as an apparel sales associate. “When I first saw the apartment, I almost screamed—it was so much nicer than I expected. Everything is very beautiful, and I love how it came with a refrigerator.”

Prospective applicants are invited to visit the Pottery Court leasing office at 295 W. Sumner Avenue, Lake Elsinore; hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 951.245.5566 or download an application at www.bridgehousing.com/Pottery-Court.

Heidi Golgart-Hastings Ward May 03, 2012 at 07:09 PM
Only a matter of time until they are thrashed and look like the rest of the apartment complexes through out the city!
justme May 03, 2012 at 07:40 PM
FYI their website says it was/is a $26 million project I'm wondering how they are making their money back. Even if you figure all apartments are the highest value and assuming all will be rented constantly it will take over 29 years to just break even not including any of the overhead. Are they targeting lower income people for a back-end kick back from the government? Sorry just trying to make sense of the worth of spending that much money specifically for a low-income apartment complex in which Elsinore did not need more of...just seems weird.
julian May 03, 2012 at 08:04 PM
This is just going to be a new high crime block. We have enough low cost housing, all of LE is low cost housing. Of course this is just our popular republican politicians exploiting and misusing what was once a liberal program (urban redevelopment) to bring some borrowed money into town. Thank you politicians for creating a new crime hive and poverty magnet. We need to figure out how we can raise property values not lower them further! Low cost housing is for wealthy neighborhoods where teachers, police and the blue collar folk are priced out of the housing market.
Roberto May 03, 2012 at 08:24 PM
No one is opposed to someone finding a decent place to live but here in Lake Elsinore this will only slip us down another notch with social issues. What needs to be done is spread the needy throughout the community. Clustering is nothing but a future ghetto in the making. No more high density housing!
Diana May 03, 2012 at 08:27 PM
@Heidi...you are so right, apartment complexes are throughout our town and most of them look like ghettos because of the persons that occupy them with the exception of the apartments on Casino.
Christi May 03, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Low cost housing has a government substady in place to cover the rent that is not payed for by the tenant. So the owners do get a higher rental fee.
Tonto May 03, 2012 at 09:23 PM
This will promote tourism! Were gonna need a bigger lake soon :)
Diana May 03, 2012 at 10:17 PM
I believe that spreading the needy throughout the community has already taken place, the following is a list street of Apartment housings that if are not low income they certainly do look like it, Graham, Lincoln, Joy, Parkview, Woodcrest, Broadway, Lindsay, Riverside Dr. Grand, Kellogg, Limited, Pope, Spring, Peck, Heald, Ellis, Main St. and Casino Dr. I'm sure that this does not cover them all but what LE did not need is another apartment complex on Pottery. You will not find this many apartment complexes in any town around us.
Anon May 03, 2012 at 10:56 PM
Dog May 03, 2012 at 11:30 PM
Welcome to the Socialist State of California, with 15% of the nations population we house 36% of the nations welfare cases...
Roberto May 03, 2012 at 11:50 PM
Thts what I'm saying, we need compatible housing. Apartments are not compatible housing and have had a negative impact on traffic, crime, and population density that has created problem never considered by the corrupt City Councils of the past. We need a moritorium that state the only place apartments can be built is in Tuscany Hills. We don't need anymore stining apartments. Vacant land is a greater asset in this overbuilt market for those of us who just live here. Hopefully, the recall and Weber ouster is a positive start.
Tonto May 04, 2012 at 12:08 AM
Just think of the fat cushy overpaid government jobs that creates. They dish out the peanuts and keep the steak and lobster for themselves. We get screwed :(
Christi May 04, 2012 at 03:13 AM
I believe, though could be wrong, that cities are required by state law to have low income housing. We might not like it, but it is the law.
Popeye May 04, 2012 at 03:46 AM
Give more Tea Baggers a place to live...
Ken Mayes May 04, 2012 at 06:11 AM
I like the fact that they built this "project" overlooking the million dollar river walk.
julian May 04, 2012 at 11:05 AM
"Project" is right. This is the projects, in other words a future ghetto and crime center.
Dog May 04, 2012 at 01:40 PM
Sounds like a whole block full of Democrats to me....
LE Dad May 04, 2012 at 02:30 PM
I have a crazy thought , why didn't we put that 24 million into our schools and teachers ??? hmm crazy I know ... Well at least you have to show papers of legal residency to be concidered for the appartments ..
David Pereira May 04, 2012 at 03:05 PM
Us "tea baggers" can afford houses. Speak for yourself.
Diana May 04, 2012 at 04:19 PM
According to the City Councils last meeting they have no jurisdiction over the schools, the State controls what happens to them, however the Council does have the responsibility of public safety, this RDA money should of been used to provide sidewalks, crosswalks and lighting for safety for the kids that walk to schools on busy highways. Funny how they sat on this money forever until the fear of the State yanking it away and then they revamp the park with a new boat launch and build yet more low income apartments. Mismanagement of funds again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
julian May 04, 2012 at 07:57 PM
Statistically speaking, Democrats tend to be educated and affluent while republicans tend to be less educated and religious - Just giving you the information. So you might want to reconsider your wise crack because more than likely the people living here are your republican party members lol.
julian May 04, 2012 at 07:58 PM
Statistically speaking, Democrats tend to be educated and affluent while republicans tend to be less educated and religious - Just giving you the information. So you might want to reconsider your wise crack because more than likely the people living here are your republican party members lol.
Ken Mayes May 04, 2012 at 08:43 PM
Educated but unable to perform anything but thinking about it.
jill smith May 04, 2012 at 11:54 PM
Christi you are the only one that is right thats what RDA funds are for. Sometimes cities dont follow the law but LE did. Julian you are such an arrogant fool with your democrat and republican nonsense. I left you a message under the article countys defecit exceeds estimates by 10 million I dont feel like retyping it here and just reading your comments tells me your not worth the wasted energy.
Barbara Haynes November 07, 2012 at 03:05 AM
You people should be ashamed of your selves.... If you are looking for an APARTMENT you are no better than the next person. I live in a 5 bedroom house in the hills of LE. I come from ghetto living now needing to find affordable living for my family. Just because people offer low income do not mean the nieghborhood is going to hell. Check yourselves, that kind of attitude will send you there not the people. God Bless
Just Another Being Real February 22, 2013 at 10:37 PM
Amen to that Haynes...
Just Another Being Real February 22, 2013 at 10:43 PM
I dont understand why people are so quick to pass judgement upon others without taking a glimpse at their reflection in that one sided glass they look through...just saying. I guess we all have are faults, God can only help us.
Meredith April 03, 2013 at 07:59 PM
Wow so sad. Hope none of u all fall on hard times. Just because its low income doesn't mean ghetto.
peterstineberg April 22, 2013 at 11:59 PM
as soon as possbile


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