King Street Senior Housing will be an affordable housing community for 12 low-income seniors — a place to build hope and health for vulnerable adults aged 62 or older who have been homeless.

This program will open soon in partnership with St. Patrick’s Church, which has agreed to lease the former convent at 127 King St. in downtown Larkspur to Homeward Bound of Marin for 35 years.

We’re close to completing $1.3 million in renovations supervised by contractor Willie McDevitt, including a new roof, new windows, remodeled kitchen and upgrades for bathrooms and doorways to accommodate wheelchair access. Please join us for a public open house at the site from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13.

We’ve entered the final stretch of fundraising with $45,000 needed to furnish bedrooms, common areas and patio, install appliances and complete landscaping. You can help reach this goal with a gift marked “King Street” online or send a check to Homeward Bound of Marin, 1385 N. Hamilton Parkway, Novato, CA 94949.

The King Street program will welcome 11 seniors and an on-site manager, also a low-income senior. Tenants will have support from a program coordinator to access help with transportation, health care, job search or other needs.

Plans for King Street Senior Housing received unanimous approval in February 2018 from the Larkspur Planning Commission. Other funding partners include the County of Marin, Marin Community Foundation, Tamalpais Pacific, the HOME federal housing grant program and the Peter E. Haas, Jr., Family Fund.

For more information about King Street Senior Housing, please contact Deputy Director Paul Fordham by email or call 415-382-3363 x211.