Father Joe’s Villages to Kick Off Project Creating 82 New Affordable Housing Units

| January 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

Father Joe’s Villages will host a ceremony from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 7 at 1010 Outer Road, San Diego, CA 92154 to announce its first affordable housing project of 2020, complete with a name dedication for the funders. A 17-foot-tall banner will unravel from the top balcony of the soon-to-be-converted building to showcase the words “Hope Lives Here,” with letters painted by community organizations in San Diego. The inside of this building – currently a motel – will become 82 units of housing for people experiencing homelessness.

Father Joe’s Villages will renovate this old motel as the first in its Turning the Key initiative, which creates permanent housing solutions to homelessness while offering its full suite of services for its residents. This project is made possible by community funders dedicated to combating the affordable housing crisis.

Father Joe’s Villages’ president and CEO Deacon Jim Vargas and individuals who have experienced homelessness will speak at the dedication.

As San Diego’s largest homeless services provider, Father Joe’s Villages ensures that each person can rediscover hope and build a brighter future. To address the complex needs of people who are homeless, the organization provides housing for more than 2,000 people each night and more than 3,000 meals every day, along with health care, substance use disorder treatment, job training, therapeutic childcare and more. This mission is made possible only through the efforts of compassionate staff, dedicated volunteers, and generous public and private donors. For more information, visit: http://www.my.neighbor.org/.

Shown is the interior courtyard of the housing facility in downtown San Diego.

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