(Homeless Emergency Aid Program)
Type of Development
Supportive housing for homeless families
Four one-bedroom small home
Five two-bedroom small homes
480 sq. ft. to 889 sq. ft.
Turnpike Commons to House Homeless Families in Stockton
As part of the ongoing effort to address the county’s homelessness crisis, Delta Community Developers Corp. (DCDC) has broken ground on Turnpike Commons, a supportive housing development for families facing homelessness. Located at 1630 Turnpike Rd., this project will see the construction of nine homes on one parcel of land. The units will be subsidized with Housing Choice Vouchers. Construction is nearing completion with occupancy expected to begin in June 2021.
This much-needed project is being developed through a partnership with Stocktonians Taking Action to Neutralize Drugs (STAND), Stockton Shelter for the Homeless, and Central Valley Low Income Housing Corporation (CVLIHC). All told, the partnership has secured nearly $4.8 million in grants from the City of Stockton, San Joaquin County, the San Joaquin Continuum of Care, and a $55,000 grant from Wells Fargo Bank. Funding is also being provided by the State of California’s Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP) and City of Stockton Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.
“The Board of Supervisors is delighted to see these amazing organizations partnering to use Homeless Emergency Aid Program funds in support of this critical need in San Joaquin County,” said Adam Cheshire, Program Administrator for Homeless Initiatives, San Joaquin County. “The progress made is a reflection of the great work these CBOs are doing every day, and we look forward to the positive impact this project will certainly have in making homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring in our communities.”
DCDC is serving as the developer and will oversee construction and provide rental assistance for every unit. Referrals and case management services will be provided by Stockton Shelter for the Homeless and Central Valley Low Income Housing Corp The property will be managed by STAND Affordable Housing, allowing residents to maintain stable housing, creating a path for self-sufficiency and economic mobility. “STAND is very proud to be part of this partnership to provide permanent housing for the homeless,” said Fred Sheil, Executive Director of STAND. “Stockton is full of vacant lots, blighted houses, and apartment buildings. Let’s repair and build until all homeless are off the streets.”
With plans for future phases, this partnership hopes to pilot a local model to address the homelessness crisis affecting communities throughout California. Carrie Wright, Economic Development Director for the City of Stockton, adds: “The Stockton City Council has prioritized reducing homelessness, and creating permanent supportive housing is a key strategy.”
“There are many challenges around developing housing in California, but there is no denying the need,” stated the Housing Authority’s Executive Director, Peter W. Ragsdale. “We know our shelters have individuals and families that are housing ready today if it was available. This team is part of the solution!”
Build / Funding
Type of Development
Supportive housing for families experiencing homelessness
1 one-bedroom small home
1 three-bedroom, two-bath small home
560 – 1,494 sq. ft.