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Supportive Housing Facility For Homeless To Open In San Pablo


From Contra Costa Health:

Homekey Program Brings Innovative Permanent Supportive Housing to Contra Costa County

Contra Costa Health (CCH) will open a new permanent supportive housing facility and expand critical housing services in the county, thanks to a $16 million grant from the state’s Homekey program.

The facility, located at 2555 El Portal Drive in San Pablo, will provide 54 micro-unit apartments for homeless adults with disabilities. CCH expects construction to be completed by February 2024, and the site will open shortly after.

“Shared vision and strong partnerships helped turn a vacant office building into 54 units of permanent supportive housing for previously unhoused individuals,” said John Gioia, Chair of the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors, whose district includes the future site. “Thanks to the collaboration between the County, the City of San Pablo, Overaa Construction, and Federal, state and local funding, over 50 people experiencing homelessness will have permanent supportive housing to help them thrive and be healthy. We are grateful to California and Gov. Gavin Newsom for supporting this much-needed project with substantial funding.”

The strategic location of the project near transit, grocery stores and other essential services positions it as an ideal location to address housing needs in Contra Costa County. Every apartment is equipped with a bathroom, kitchenette and workspace. Other amenities include a community room, courtyard, garden and dog park.

On-site staff will also connect clients with a range of comprehensive services, including case management, community support, and referrals to services like behavioral health, benefits assistance and healthcare.

“We know permanent supportive housing is an important solution to homelessness,” said Contra Costa Health CEO Anna Roth. “That is why we redeveloped this site, providing support and stability for people experiencing homelessness in our communities.”

Along with the Homekey award, Contra Costa Health is using $5.2 million of Measure X funds to fund this project.

“Homekey continues to be one of California’s most successful efforts to rapidly create housing for people struggling with homelessness,” said Gov. Gavin Newsom. “Through this innovative approach, we have funded over 14,600 homes in communities all across the state.”

This will be the second Homekey facility opening in Contra Costa County. In 2022, CCH opened Delta Landing, a 172-unit interim housing site in Pittsburg, after receiving a $21.5 million Homekey grant.

Visit our website for more information about services for people experiencing homelessness in Contra Costa County.


  1. Do “homeless adults with disabilities” include the drug addicted and mentally ill? If so, is mandatory treatment required? Unless I missed something, the site does not specify.

  2. “The proof of the pudding is in the eating.”
    This may benefit those who want to get off the street, and bravo! but that doesn’t solve the larger problem, does it!

  3. That’s almost $300,000 an apt assuming my math is better than Brian Williams and Mekita Rivas. Seems like we could do better than that. It’s a start but the world doesn’t have enough money to take care of all the homeless (600,000) and the bigger issue of new immigrants (11m in the last 3 years) in the US alone. We’re gonna need a bigger boat(of money).

    • 1) Don’t conflate poor immigrants with homeless people. Apples and oranges. Cesar Chavez and Albert Einstein.
      The world’s biggest and most resilient economy is built on immigration, wave after wave after wave of it.
      2) “South Korea’s total fertility rate fell to a record low of 0.78 last year” which means “For every 100 women, 78 babies are expected to be born throughout their lifetimes” which means 78 babies for every 200 persons. Given that 2.1 is the replacement rate or equilibrium, 0.78 is a formula for actuarial labor force disaster. Similarly in Japan. Both are economic powerhouses presently, but with no prospect for new laborers to support an aging majority, and extremely limited acceptance of outsiders, the prognosis is dire. They adapt or shrivel.
      3) I don’t want to shrivel. Life is good.

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