240-unit homeless Navigation Center slated to open this month in Redwood City
The 240-unit Navigation Center in Redwood City is slated to open later this month, launching a modern approach to providing housing and wraparound services to homeless community members.
Called the first multi-story, prefabricated modular shelter project in the nation, the $57 million Navigation Center will locate at 275 Blomquist St. and will feature pre-fabricated sleeping units, many with private bathrooms, units for couples to stay together, on-site medical and dental services, large dining and community halls, pet-friendly policies, dog run and animal care classes and an extensive array of support services, according to the County.
Officials say the project is unique for a shelter in that it enables couples to stay together and pet owners to bring their animals with them.
“The center will be a critical tool in moving people from homelessness into permanent housing,”
“The County’s goal is to make homelessness ‘rare, brief and one-time’ by building the housing and providing the support services necessary.”
A ribbon-cutting is planned at the site on Tuesday.
For more project information, go here.
Photo courtesy of the County
Visitors tour the San Mateo County Navigation Center on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, in Redwood City, Calif. (Photo: Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group)
Source: Climate Online