Work has begun for a Corte Madera housing program that will convert a former motel into 18 small apartments where people who have endured long stretches of homelessness finally will have a place to call home. The renovations will add kitchenettes in each apartment along with a new community room and roof.

The $2 million construction budget for the site next to Marin Joe’s restaurant also includes new landscaping and fencing to create an attractive housing program with 24/7 security to provide safety for the residents and the surrounding community.

Purchase of the property by the County of Marin occurred last year with funding from the state’s Project Homekey program. Homeward Bound seized the chance to help realize this rare opportunity for expanding the supply of critically needed housing within Marin’s existing structural landscape.

When doors open this spring, tenants will pay one-third of income for rent and receive a nourishing meal delivered each night by Homeward Bound’s culinary team. An onsite manager from our staff will help residents connect with medical care, transportation and other resources, and coordinate activities ranging from credit repair workshops to bingo nights.

We can’t wait to welcome people home for good in this new space! In the meantime, please feel free to contact us with questions.