General Contractor Midstate Construction Corporation, has successfully completed two Project Homekey projects with Burbank Housing Development Corporation; Valley Lodge in Napa, CA, and Studios at Montero in Petaluma, CA.
Homekey is a $846 million state-level program that supports the acquisition, renovation, and occupancy of hotels, motels, and other properties to house people experiencing homelessness throughout California. The long-term intention is that the majority of the properties will become permanent housing.
Homekey is an opportunity for state, regional, and local public entities to develop a broad range of housing types, including but not limited to hotels, motels, hostels, single-family homes and multifamily apartments, adult residential facilities, manufactured housing, and to convert commercial properties and other existing buildings to permanent or interim housing for the target population.
General Contractor Midstate Construction Corporation, has successfully completed renovation of the Valley Lodge, Napa; converting an existing 19,375 square foot motel into 54 affordable housing units with a manager’s apartment.
Designed by Tierney/Figueiredo Architects, the scope of work included site and accessibility improvements, conversion of 54 existing motel units with new interior finishes, sprinkler system, efficient plumbing, light fixtures and the installation of kitchenettes. Eleven units were converted to accessibility compliant units designated for potential occupancy by mobility or hearing/vision challenged residents.
Fourteen of these units serve youth, who will receive specialized support services from VOICES in addition to the housing support services offered by Abode Services.
Valley Lodge Apartments is strategically located within walking distance of a bus stop, pharmacy, urgent care, and grocery store. The intake process will draw on the local Coordinated Entry System to identify residents, including youth.
General Contractor Midstate Construction Corporation, has successfully completed renovation of the Studios at Montero, Petaluma; converting an existing 16,873 square foot motel into 60 affordable housing units.
Designed by Basis Architecture & Consulting, the scope of work included site and accessibility improvements, conversion of 60 existing motel units with new interior finishes, sprinkler system, efficient plumbing, light fixtures and the installation of kitchenettes. Three units were converted to accessible compliant units designated for full mobility access, and additional units were provided with features for hearing and visually disabled individuals.
All units intended for residents are the same 207 square feet rooms with no separate bedroom and a single-use bathroom. The City of Petaluma and Burbank Housing are partnered to convert the site into a supportive housing project providing permanent homes for 60 people experiencing homelessness. All 60 of the units are assisted units dedicated to people who meet the definition of “Chronically Homeless.”
The Studios at Montero will provide housing for over 10% of the chronically homeless population in Sonoma County identified through the 2020 PIT count.
The project is located within walking distance of many amenities, including an active bus stop. It will be staffed by a full-time resident manager residing on-site in an existing manager’s unit, night time security will be provided through its first year. Burbank Housing is partnering with the Committee on the Shelterless (COTS) to provide comprehensive supportive services to all project residents. COTS will lead the services team providing services to all residents through a Program Manager, Services Coordinator, three caseworkers, and a Clinical Supervisor. Petaluma Health Center will provide limited health care services on site.
Valley Lodge and Montero Studio Apartments are the two most recent Homekey projects in our expanding portfolio.
Other projects for people experiencing homelessness include:
- Shasta Hotel, a 79 unit hotel conversion in Sacramento, CA
- The St. Clare at Capitol Park, a 134 unit hotel conversion in Sacramento, CA
- Mary Isaak Center, an emergency shelter for adults experiencing homelessness in Petaluma, CA
- The Sequoia Hotel, an 89 unit hotel conversion in Sacramento, CA
Santa Rosa Cannery, a 129 unit project with 33 units set-aside for formerly homeless families in Santa Rosa, CA