Poway Villas Apartments provides 60 homes to families and individuals in the City of Poway, within walking distance of shopping, restaurants, and entertainment and near the library and civic center. CHW renovated the community in 2011, making substantial improvements including energy and water efficiency upgrades, apartment interior upgrades, and new resident amenities. Apartment interiors feature all new kitchens with Energy Star appliances and new bathrooms with water efficient facilities. The new community building includes a meeting room, computer lab, learning center, fully equipped kitchen for resident gatherings, as well as new laundry and maintenance rooms and office. In this community center, CHW provides a full range of resident programs including its signature after school Learning Communities program for children and financial classes for adults. Residents can now grow vegetables, herbs and fruit in the on-site fenced organic resident garden with raised and on-grade planting beds. Even the new landscaping offers edible plants such as citrus trees and herbs like rosemary and lavender. Bicycle racks, new play equipment, and a walking path with four par course fitness stations make exercise fun and easy for children and adults. Residents can enjoy new patios with BBQ’s and central picnic areas.