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Grand Opening for The Connections Housing Project

March 11, 2013

San Diego celebrated the grand opening of Connections Housing.  The Connections Housing project rehabilitated an historic 14-floor hotel into a residential and services center designed to reduce street homelessness in Downtown San Diego.

Connections Housing provides virtually every resource needed to break the cycle of homelessness, all within one comprehensive facility. Our strategic outreach efforts identify the needs of our homeless neighbors, so that we are able to prioritize those most in need of help in order to decrease homelessness on neighborhood streets. The building includes 73 permanent apartments, 134 interim beds, 16 special needs units, nearly 20 supportive service providers, and an 8,000 square foot health center.

This is an important collaborative that brought together supportive housing, transitional housing, a health center program and a multi-service center (that includes employment, case management, entitlement assistance etc…) – all under one roof.

This is a great project with many innovative ideas that can be a model for other communities.  CSH played a very pivotal role from conception to the opening through our technical assistance, policy work and funding.

Affirmed Housing Group An award-winning San Diego developer and operator of affordable housing projects with more than 1,900 affordable rental and for-sale units developed, and more than 400 multifamily apartments in the pipeline for development.

Founding Partners

Affirmed Housing Group: An award-winning San Diego developer and operator of affordable housing projects with more than 1,900 affordable rental and for-sale units developed, and more than 400 multifamily apartments in the pipeline for development.

Family Health Centers of San Diego: The nation’s second largest federally-qualified health center system, with 30 locations in San Diego County providing more than 600,000 annual patient visits.

PATH (People Assisting The Homeless): Southern California’s leader in innovative approaches to ending homelessness for individuals, families and communities, working in more than 60 cities in the region.

PATH Ventures: PATH Ventures improves individual lives and communities by developing and maintaining quality

Key Partners

Building Owner & Developer: Affirmed Housing Group & PATH Ventures
Building & Services Operator: PATH San Diego
Interim Housing Operator: Alpha Project
Supportive Housing Operator: Solari Enterprises
Capital Funding Partners: Centre City Development Corporation (on behalf of the City of San Diego’s Redevelopment Agency), City of San Diego, CSH, County of San Diego Department of Mental Health, San Diego Housing Commission, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development
Operational Funding Partners: City of San Diego, County of San Diego Department of Mental Health, San Diego Housing Commission, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development

download the connections housing fact sheet

download the Connections Housing Partner Fact Sheet

 

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