The Turner Foundation
Turner Foundation, formerly the Rose Garden Village Foundation, was
founded in 1958 by Rev. Dr. Albert J. Turner. Thus beginning a legacy
of service to those who are in need. At the time the needs of
the elderly were primerose of the Foundation. For 45 years the
Rose Garden Village was a staple of 'service to seniors' in Riverside,
CA. At the same time, the United States government adopted
Section 231 of the Federal Housing Administration (HUD), which
provided for the underwriting of retirement homes for the elderly.
Rev. Turner's Rose Garden Senior Living haven was the first project in
the nation under that act.
With a distinguished history of service, The Turner Foundation today
owns and operates The Village at Santa Barbara,
a 70-unit affordable housing complex on the west side of Santa
Barbara. The Foundation seeks to
care for people by providing a safe, comfortable, and affordable
living environment. By providing services on-site in a village
setting, that can serve the residents in unique ways, develop a sense
of community, and reduce the problems and tensions often associated
with an affordable housing facility. The Turner Foundation looks forward with great expectations,
blessed by the sacrifice and vision of Rev. Turner.