San Jose to Transform Hotels and Motels Into Transitional Housing for Homeless


San Jose city officials aim to stop prostitution on South First Street by converting the hotels and motels surrounding the area into a housing community for the homeless.

The city council has OK-ed a recently passed proposal to help a designated non-profit turn some of South First Street's hotels and motels into transitional housing to shelter the homeless.

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Federal Programs Related to - Transitional Housing

Programs that provide extended shelter (longer than two weeks but typically sixty days or more) for homeless people who indicate a willingness to participate in developing and implementing a case plan which has as a goal eventual independent living. Bridge Housing; Transitional Living Centers; Transitional Shelter

Federal Programs Related to - Services for the Homeless

Programs that provide supportive services for individuals and families who are homeless or which work with people who are at risk for homelessness in an effort to prevent them from losing their permanent residence.

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