Homeward Bound: Housing For Families Transitioning from Homelessness
Corry Kanzenberg talks about the project to move families from homelessness to modern housing in 1 and 2 bedroom units at Hamilton in Novato. The project, Oma Village, is just one year old and at full capacity with families living in 14 units. Homeward Bound ensures support for the families as they build their financial stability and become part of the community. Librarians come in, ensure that everyone has a library card, among the integration of other community services. Families can stay in the home until a child reaches the age of 18.
Homeward Bound: From Convents to Residences
Correy Kanzenburg talks about innovative projects turning existing buildings in Marin County to homes as part of the process of transitioning people out of homelessness. The Dominican Sisters of San Rafael approached Homeward Bound with an interest in repurposing an existing convent into homes, particularly for seniors. The project began with Dominican sisters actively participating in refurbishing the convent to community housing. St. Patrick's Church in Larkspur is involved in another project to repurpose a building into apartments. It is estimated that 1300 people in Marin County experience homelessness. Homeward Bound is involved in projects throughout the county to convert blighted or empty buildings into affordable residents.