We’re ready to welcome residents at a new housing program on Casa Buena Drive in Corte Madera. This former motel has been converted into an attractive affordable housing program with 18 small apartments for adults who have experienced homelessness in our community.
Thank you to everyone to attended our Community Open House on May 6! We’re also grateful to all of you who helped fulfill our Target wish list to help furnish these new housing units.
The renovations added kitchenettes for each apartment, created a community room, installed new fences and professional landscaping, and replaced the roof. Our staff has been meeting with prospective residents for the housing program and people will be moving in soon!
In this interim period, Homeward Bound is sorting entries for our contest to choose a name for this new program. Residents will vote for the winner of our naming contest when the apartments have been filled. We appreciate everyone who took time to submit an entry!
This property at 1591 Casa Buena Drive (next to Marin Joe’s Restaurant) offered the rare opportunity to revitalize a building within Marin’s existing structural landscape and increase the supply of critically needed affordable housing. Rents will be set at one-third of income to remain within reach for all tenants.
Our onsite staff will be available to connect residents with medical care, transportation, and public benefits, and organize community activities like credit repair workshops or holiday celebrations. A nourishing meal will be delivered nightly from Homeward Bound’s culinary team.
The renovations were completed with partnership from the County of Marin, which purchased the site using funds from the state’s Project Homekey initiative. The program is one of the first such permanent supportive housing communities to open in California with Project Homekey support.
If you have questions, please email our staff or call 415-382-3363 x801.