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 in partnership with St. Patrick’s Church, which has leased the former convent at 127 King St. in downtown Larkspur to Homeward Bound of Marin for 35 years.

Work has begun on renovations estimated to cost $1.3 million, including a new roof, new windows, remodeled kitchen and upgrades for bathrooms and doorways to accommodate wheelchair access. We expect to open the doors near the end of 2018.

Thanks to a challenge grant from the Peter E. Haas, Jr., Family Fund, donations to complete King Street Senior Housing will get a 1-for-1 match up to $44,500. Make 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 and the HOME federal housing grant program.

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