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La Mesita Campus in downtown Mesa begins final phase of construction

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The La Mesita Campus housing for homeless and low income residents in downtown Mesa has begun the final phase of construction. (Courtesy of A New Leaf)

A New Leaf’s award-winning La Mesita Campus has begun its final phase, building 30 additional supportive housing units within the downtown Mesa campus. The new development will join La Mesita Apartments and La Mesita Emergency Family Shelter to offer a total of 126 units of housing for homeless and low income residents in the East Valley.

“The La Mesita campus is an important project for the city of Mesa and will continue the recent revitalization of the Mesa Corridor,” Mesa Vice Mayor Dennis Kavanaugh said. “The city depends on organizations like A New Leaf to offer hope and services to our most vulnerable populations and improve the livability of our community.”

The 30 units are comprised of 10 studio, 18 one-bedroom and two two-bedroom energy efficient homes. Located directly along the light rail, the La Mesita campus features onsite support services, including individual case management, after-school and Head Start preschool programming, workforce development, educational classes and a Financial Opportunity Center. Priority housing is offered for veterans.

In 2015, A New Leaf received the Exemplary Urban Multifamily Project Award for La Mesita by Arizona Department of Housing. The award recognizes the La Mesita development as an outstanding multifamily rental project in urban Arizona that serves low to moderate individuals and families.

“La Mesita is a true success story,” A New Leaf’s CEO Michael Hughes said. “Private and public partnerships have driven the momentum, and our recently completed $11 million La Mesita Capital Campaign has brought additional resources from individual donors and the public. We are deeply grateful for this outpouring of support.”

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