INITIATIVES

Property Owner Engagement Program

Alameda County is currently offering incentive programs for landlords/ property owners that have available housing units to rent in an effort to help permanently house residents experiencing or at risk of homelessness. The program offers a number of benefits to landlords/ property owners, including guaranteed on-time monthly payments, resident support services and financial incentives such as payment of a security deposit, a $4,000 damage guarantee, and additional cash bonuses for qualifying property owners.

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Homekey Initiative

The Homekey Initiative is a state program to fund the development of housing for unsheltered individuals. The state awards funding that allows municipalities to purchase and rehabilitate hotels, motels, vacant apartment buildings and other properties, and convert them into permanent, long-term housing. Both Alameda County and cities within the County have received Homekey awards. A list of current and past awards can be found here.

Project Roomkey

Project Roomkey hotels have provided temporary housing for thousands of unsheltered residents in Alameda County as part of California’s emergency response for COVID-19. Project Roomkey is currently winding down in Alameda County

Check here for more information about Project Roomkey, and here for a study highlighting the success of Project Roomkey in Alameda County.

Fairmont Navigation Center

Alameda County has opened the Fairmont Navigation Center in the unincorporated portion of Alameda County. The Fairmont Navigation Center includes 34 units,  operated by Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS), that provides individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness with respite, interim housing, and a path toward permanent housing. 

Fact Sheet | Additional Project Information

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