County of Marin District 2 - Newsletter Update

Supervisor Katie Rice 
 Project Homekey Awarded State Funds
Hearing Set for February 15

Yesterday evening the State of California formally announced that 1251 S. Eliseo Homekey proposal has been awarded $15,497,200 to support the creation of 43-50 permanent supportive homes for people experiencing chronic homelessness. The funds will support the acquisition, rehabilitation, and operation of a former skilled nursing facility at 1251 South Eliseo Drive in Larkspur.

The site will be owned and operated by Episcopal Community Services (ECS) in partnership with the County of Marin. The project represents a unique opportunity to convert a long vacant property into much needed housing and couple it with onsite support and services for some of Marin’s most vulnerable residents.

A hearing of the Board of Supervisors will be held this Tuesday, February 15, to consider formally accepting the grant and confirm the County’s commitment of match funding. The meeting begins at 9am, and the topic is first on the agenda. Participation can be virtual or in-person, but please note that attendance in the Board chamber (Suite 330) is limited to 100 people given public health restrictions related to COVID-19. In the event the chamber reaches capacity, we will allow those waiting in alternative areas the opportunity to walk-in and provide comment at the appropriate time. The full agenda and information on how to access the meeting can be found on the meeting archive.

For more information, read the press release and visit the project website including comprehensive FAQ’s.  You can submit any questions you have through the website and sign up for updates. Please also take the time to read my Marin Voice (Marin IJ on 2/7) for an understanding of my commitment to this project.

Sincerely,

 Katie Sig

 

Contact Info:
Supervisor Katie Rice
415-473-7825
 
District 2 Aides:
Nancy Vernon
415-473-7351
 
Crystal Martinez
415-473-6159
cmartinez@marincounty.org