The Imperial Villa Apartments is a 38 unit affordable
community just east of downtown San Diego. Through its inspired leadership by site manager, Karla Sanchez, ARM, it
has maintained very steady occupancy and relatively few incidents of criminal
activity, despite its location in an area with its share of gang activity and
inner city crime.
Karla took the lead to register the property with the city
of San Diego’s Crime Free Multi-Housing Program. This took many hours of classroom education
and training for Karla and her staff. The property was inspected by law enforcement, and any recommendations
made for modifications to reduce the chance of crime were implemented.
All of this culminated in Karla receiving certificates and
program signage for the entrances to the property announcing the participation
of Imperial Villa Apartments as an active participant and not an area to even
think about engaging in criminal activity. We applaud Karla, her staff and residents for taking a stance against
crime and showing their deep interest in their community.