Today Bay Vista concentrates on expanding its vision of affordable housing to new segments of our communities. The company recently invested in affordable student housing in the San Diego State University
Synergy was designed to inspire a new business environment dedicated solely to enhancing the San Diego community through the creative collaboration of nonprofit, educational, charitable and entrepreneurial organizations. The new home of the Bay Vista’s corporate offices, Synergy fast became a leader in the North County Inland area promoting and synthesizing new opportunities for housing and charitable collaborations.
In 1966 Bay Vista was the first large housing development project of its kind in Southern California cementing its role as a leader providing affordable income housing assistance in San Diego California. Over 1500 people applied for residence at Bay Vista’s 268 unit complex when it opened in 1969. The Bay Vista complex constructed for $3M on 16 acres of land in the Lincoln Park area, was lauded as one of the largest rent supplement programs on the West Coast. The original Bay Vista housing complex was sold in 2008 for $21.4 Million.
Some of the many lives impacted by Bay Vista include, Rulette Armstead, a Community leader born at Bay Vista. Ms. Rulette made history and was San Diego’s first African American female Assistant Police Chief, spending 31 years in the police force. You’ll find Ms. Rulette these days having graduated from the FBI National Academy, and a graduate of Harvard University, now teaching at the University level, having received the, “Teaching Excellence Award in Criminal Justice for the years 2015, 2016 and 2018. Another notable influencer of today that benefited from growing up in Bay Vista’s Lincoln Park Bay Vista Development is Nick Cannon, who worked hard and found his success in the entertainment industry as a rapper, actor and comedian. These are just two examples of many, the success stories that come from our Bay Vista Community.