Shelter and Housing Projects Receive Funding Grants

December 8, 2021

New Mill Street Center shelter under construction

Our new shelter and housing program in San Rafael has received an additional $459,528 in county and state funds approved by the Marin County Board of Supervisors. The vote means the project has raised 98% of the $19 million needed to open the doors next year!

County supervisors approved an equal amount for our new veterans community in Novato. The site will offer 24 units of permanent supportive housing for former service members as Phase 1 of a larger project that could break ground next year.

The funding from the Marin County Affordable Housing Trust Fund and a state matching grant comes as construction at the new Mill Street Center shelter has reached its halfway point. Work began early this year and we plan a grand opening in late Summer 2022.

“We are all thrilled with this essential funding as we round the corner for the finish line for ‘Mill Street 2.0’! Many thanks to our partners with the County of Marin who work tirelessly to promote equitable, affordable housing,” says Mary Kay Sweeney, Executive Director of Homeward Bound.

Our new building sits on the same corner in San Rafael where Homeward Bound operated the county’s only year-round emergency shelter for adults for 35 years. Along with an efficient, modern shelter for 40+ people per night, we’re adding 32 units of permanent supportive housing on the upper floors.

Help us down the home stretch of fundraising with a gift online for the new Mill Street Center. With your support, this program will continue to serve as an essential part of Marin County’s safety net for years to come.