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FORMER HOTEL CONVERTED TO HOUSE HOMELESS

A former motel in Corte Madera is the first supportive housing program to open in Marin County with help from the state’s Project Homekey initiative. Photo courtesy of Homeward Bound of Marin

   A housing community that aims to end homelessness for 18 people will open in Corte Madera as the newest program created by Homeward Bound of Marin. The site operators hosted a community open house on May 6.

    The former motel on Casa Buena Drive received $2 million in renovations to add a community room, kitchenettes and upgraded bathrooms for each unit, new landscaping and fences, new paint and a new roof. The first residents will be moving into their studio apartments in the coming weeks.

    The project is the first supportive housing program opened in Marin County with help from the state’s Project Homekey initiative.
 

“This fills a void for a vulnerable population that wasn’t going to find market-rate housing and has struggled with complex issues that are exacerbated by housing instability,” said Anna Hurtado, chief program officer for Homeward Bound. “Having a home helps people change their lives in ways that have not been possible.”
  For more information, visit hbofm.org.

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