San Mateo County was awarded a $16 million Homekey grant to purchase, rehabilitate and operate the Comfort Inn & Suites at 1818 El Camino Real in Redwood City as interim supportive housing for people exiting homelessness. The renovations will add kitchenettes to the 51-room property, which will feature on-site services providing education, employment, mental health rehabilitation and medical assistance through Alta Housing and the Mental Health Association of San Mateo County.

As of February 2022, San Mateo County has received $117 million in Homekey grants, which have been used to buy and repurpose hotels and other buildings to provide both interim and long-term housing for formerly homeless residents. These properties are crucial to enable San Mateo County to achieve functional zero homelessness in 2023.

Strategy
House/Stabilize
Location
Redwood City
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County
San Mateo
Partners
  • Alta Housing
  • Mental Health Association of San Mateo
  • San Mateo County