Oct 19What We’re Building
Mercy Housing California is currently constructing a whopping 17 new communities with permanent supportive housing throughout the state. Once complete, these residences will provide homes to about 1,590 individuals and families and expand our reach in high-need areas such as Los Angeles and the East Bay Area. Enjoy a sneak peek at three new communities that hundreds of Californians will soon call home:
Capitol Park Hotel — 134 homes in Sacramento
Our major renovation and adaptive reuse of the historic Capitol Park Hotel will bring 134 studio apartments for people with special needs and people experiencing homelessness to this bustling downtown neighborhood. This community will offer services provided by WellSpace Health and Sacramento County, both long-term partners of MHC that provide top-notch case management and healthcare services to many of our Sacramento communities. The building is a block from the California State Capitol building.
Casa de La Misión — 45 homes in San Francisco
In San Francisco’s Mission District, the traditional epicenter of the city’s Latinx community, rents have risen sharply and more affordable housing is badly needed. Dedicated on September 8, Casa de la Misión provides new homes to almost 50 seniors who are transitioning directly out of homelessness. The ground floor commercial space includes a permanent site for Mission Neighborhood Centers, a partner organization that has provided multicultural, multigenerational social services for 60 years.
6th Street Place — 94 homes in Los Angeles
Skid Row in Los Angeles is home to one of the largest groups of unsheltered homeless people in the United States. Standing tall at one of the most visible thoroughfares along Skid Row, 6th Street Place will provide homes to around 100 Angelenos, and feature bold, community-driven public art. 6th Street Place will be developed using modular construction, and services will be provided by The People Concern, a case management and advocacy organization with deep ties to the Skid Row community.
Finding What Works in Communities Around the State
California’s homelessness crisis is statewide, but not every community has the same needs. In Los Angeles, where senior homelessness had increased 20% in last year’s count, MHC recently broke ground on Burbank Boulevard Senior Housing, which will feature 54 homes for Angelenos over 62 years old exiting homelessness. In Alameda, we’re working with Alameda Point Collaborative, Inc. (APC) to create 100 permanent supportive homes for seniors at a site identified by APC as a federal surplus property available for homeless services. The homes at 1245 McKay Ave. will share a campus with a homeless respite center and medical clinic managed by Lifelong Medical Care. In West Sacramento, we’re working with New Hope Development Corporation, the City of West Sacramento, and Yolo County to create 85 permanent supportive homes on West Capitol Ave., close to transportation and walking distance to several amenities including grocery stores, a library, and parks. By following the lead of local agencies and advocates, we’re able to advance targeted solutions to this complex, multifaceted homelessness crisis.
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