Aram Hadadian and his wife couldn’t believe it when they found out they’d be moving to a new affordable housing development in South Glendale.
“The economy was bad, everything was bad, we didn’t have hope we were going to get a home,” he said at the grand opening of Doran Gardens on Thursday morning.
“Fortunately we made it,” said Hadadian, a computer technician who currently lives in a Glendale apartment.
He and his wife snagged one the of 57 craftsman-style units, bordered by a 1/3 acre park, available for first-time homebuyers with moderate incomes.
About 50 people attended the grand opening event for the development on the 300 block of West Doran Street. The one to four bedroom units are priced between $231,700 and $315,500 — about 30% below the median price for the local market.
The $34.1-million development was a joint partnership between the city of Glendale and Pasadena-based Heritage Housing Partners.