Turnpike Commons and Sutter Commons
Type of Development
4 One-Bedroom Homes
5 Two-Bedroom Homes
480–889 Square Feet
Turnpike Commons Houses Homeless Families in Stockton
As part of the ongoing effort to address San Joaquin County’s homelessness crisis, Delta Community Developers Corporation (DCDC) has created Turnpike Commons, a supportive housing development for families facing homelessness located at 1630 Turnpike Road in Stockton.
This much-needed project was 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 secured nearly $4.8 million in grants from the City of Stockton, San Joaquin County, San Joaquin Continuum of Care, and Wells Fargo Bank. Funding was also provided by the State of California’s Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP) and City of Stockton’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
“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,” says Adam Cheshire, San Joaquin County’s Program Administrator for Homeless Initiatives. “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.”
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.”
Managed by STAND, the property allows 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,” states STAND Executive Director Fred Sheil. “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. “There are many challenges around developing housing in California, but there is no denying the need,” states HACSJ 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!”
Funding includes grants from the City of Stockton, San Joaquin County, San Joaquin Continuum of Care, Wells Fargo Bank, and the State of California’s Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP). HACSJ provides rental subsidies, while case management is provided by CVLIHC and Stockton Shelter for the Homeless.
Type of Development
1 One-Bedroom Home
1 Three-Bedroom Home
560–1,494 Square Feet
Sutter Commons Incorporates ADU and a Single-Family Home
HACSJ, STAND, Stockton Shelter for the Homeless, and CVLIHC have partnered once again to develop Sutter Commons, a project adjacent to Turnpike Commons incorporating the latest California rule changes allowing for an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) to be constructed in addition to a single-family residential unit on one lot. Sutter Commons, which includes a 3-bedroom home and ADU, provides permanent and supportive housing for families experiencing homelessness. STAND manages the site, while case management is provided by CVLIHC and Stockton Shelter for the Homeless.
These small homes were made possible through the State of California’s Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP), City of Stockton Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME funds, and a grant from Wells Fargo Bank. HACSJ provides rental subsidy for the 3-bedroom, while CVLIHC provides rental subsidy for the ADU.