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Pride Clean-up 2016

We need your help!
This our only fundraising event of the year!

Neighborhood wide SD Pride Cleanup!
Volunteers needed July 15-18
(1, 2, 3 hours…or more!)

If you haven’t signed up yet…
now is the time!

It’s time to put a sparkle on our neighborhood for the 100,000 plus peeps that will be attending SD Pride. Volunteer to pick up litter (even in your own block) and help the BHCG earn $10 per volunteer hour from SD Pride.

We will have a special T-Shirt for folks who volunteer for two hours or more. Sign up by clicking this link. Send your name and the amount of time you commit to helping our neighborhood.

Bankers Hill Will Shine Because of You

Here are some FAQs for volunteering…

  • How can I sign up? Click on this link.
  • Want a T-Shirt?
  • Sign up to volunteer a minimum of two hours and you’ll receive the newest BHCG shirt.
  • Need some trash bags?
    • Great if you can supply your own or let us know and we’ll make arrangements. Be sure to wear gloves, it does get messy in spots.
  • Where to take the trash bags?
    • Use your own trash container or there is a special dumpster at the AT&T parking lot in Hillcrest or you can leave your bags at Sixth and Ivy.
  • Can I clean any day?
    • Yes. If Monday morning is not good for you, then clean on Saturday or Sunday. There will be trash. Just be sure to work the hours you commit to.
  • Is there a free lunch?
    • YES! The volunteers will meet at noon on Monday for refreshments and talking trash. Join volunteers from Hillcrest to “talk trash” at noon at Urban Mo’s in Hillcrest. Mo’s will provide appetizers and a refreshing drink for our neighborhood volunteers.

Any amount of time that you can volunteer will be greatly appreciated,

you may come and go as your schedule will allow.

The Bankers Hill Community Group needs your help during
our only fundraising opportunity of the year!

New Palace Hotel – Housing for Seniors in Bankers Hill

LISC San Diego Invests $5.8 Million – Loan for New Palace Hotel

Written by in Daily Business Report

LISC San Diego has made a $5.8 million loan to Housing Development Partners, an affiliate of the San Diego Housing Commission, to finance the acquisition and closing costs of New Palace Hotel in Bankers Hill, which closed this week.

The 79 units will remain affordable for up to 55 years and will provide housing for low-income seniors aged 62 and older who are at risk for homelessness. There is also a manager’s unit on site.

“We take great pride in partnering with the San Diego Housing Commission to preserve this historic structure as an affordable housing complex,” said LISC executive director Edward Lopez. “These 80 units will provide safe, secure and comfortable housing for decades to come.”

The historic structure, located in Bankers Hill one block from Balboa Park at 1814 Fifth Ave., is a single-room occupancy senior complex with individual bathrooms. Future plans call for renovating all units into studio apartments with kitchenettes.

“The units at New Palace Hotel will remain affordable for 55 years, providing much-needed affordable housing for vulnerable seniors in San Diego,” said San Diego Housing Commission President/CEO Richard C. Gentry, who also chairs the HDP board of directors. “We are pleased to partner with Housing Development Partners and LISC San Diego for this important project.”

In addition, based on its partnership with Serving Seniors, a senior service care provider, HDP will provide medical support, daily living support, nutrition and transportation support, and other vital services. Serving Seniors currently operates a full-services senior center three blocks from the New Palace Hotel.

Originally built in 1913, New Palace Hotel was rebuilt in 1991, following a fire two years earlier that destroyed the building. Sell a house for a cash, we are the cash home buyers Los Angeles. No fee or comissions, meaning more cash for you!

Great Turnout for our January 2016 meeting

We met, ate free pizza and discussed Bankers Hill issues to work on in 2016.  Thank you Domino’s Pizza for providing the wonderful pizza.

Our Volunteerism Paid Off

Based on over 100 hours of volunteer service from members of our group.  The Gay Pride Organization donated $1000.00 to the Bankers Hill Community Group.

It was a win-win for the community.  We cleaned our neighborhood during and after their festival in Balboa Park and earned dollars for this community group to keep going.

Thank you all who came out – even in the rain and thank you Gay Pride for appreciating our work.