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New Housing for Veterans

Help us end veteran homelessness in Marin County.

Community support for veterans

We’re creating a new veterans housing community in Novato that can end veteran homelessness in Marin County! Your gift will help make history as the county becomes the second in California to reach that goal.

The project expands our supportive housing programs in Novato with 24 small apartments for unhoused veterans. Community support has kept these homes for heroes moving steadily toward a Grand Opening in Spring 2024.

New housing for veterans building, almost complete

Housing for all unhoused veterans

With community partners, Homeward Bound has identified veterans in Marin who lack stable housing. We expect the new housing will accommodate everyone on that list.

construction of a 3-story building

“Ending veteran homelessness is a goal that we have all been working toward because it’s absolutely the right thing to do.”

“This significant and timely project marks a milestone for our community,” says Mary Kay Sweeney, Co-Chief Executive Officer for Homeward Bound.

Co-Chief Executive Officer - Mary Kay Sweeney, PhD

Transforming futures with new housing and facilities

Housing for veterans is Phase 1 of a larger development that will provide workforce housing and space to grow our social enterprise businesses. The later phase adds 26 apartments for individuals and families transitioning out of homelessness and a manufacturing bakery, plus teaching and office space for our culinary team.

Basic site work for the whole 2.7-acre parcel has been completed, clearing the path to begin building the next phase after the veterans housing is finished. You can review the site plan and HUD Parcel Case Statement.

We’d love to tell you more about the visionary scope of the project and how your support will help people transform their futures. Please contact Development Director Corry Kanzenberg.

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Funding for new veterans housing

Key funding to launch the veterans housing comes from a $4 million California state budget allocation; a $3 million grant from the California Veterans Housing and Homelessness Prevention Program; a $2 million commitment from the County of Marin, and $2.2 million from Marin Community Foundation. The project also received a federal budget allocation of $750,000 and a $400,000 grant from The Home Depot Foundation, with support for pre-development costs from the City of Novato and Tamalpais Pacific.

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