Who is SCHA? Are the City, County, or LifeMoves paying you?
Funds are expected to come from a combination of a HomeKey grant, Sobrato Philanthropies, the County, and the City. HomeKey is a State program from the state which funds projects addressing homelessness. This is the last round to apply.
Who is paying for this? What is HomeKey?
Is this a done deal? Why did no one ask for my opinion?
Who decides if this proposal goes through? Do I get to vote?
What is interim housing? How is this different from other shelters?
What is supportive housing? What services will be provided?
The proposal changed from 100% adults, to a mix of adults and families, to now 100% families, due to opposition concerns. All people deserve housing and human rights, and some are not more worthy than others.
What kind of people will be housed in this facility?
This land is owned by the county and has been identified as under-utilized. For nine months of the year, the lot is completely vacant. For the other three, it serves as a pumpkin patch and Christmas tree farm. There are other places in the county for those activities.
What is the land currently use for? Who owns it?
The county has proposed a plan for outreach to target unhoused people living nearby in the creeks and on the streets. People will register and join a list, which prioritizes those at highest risk, while giving an early preference to city-affiliated unhoused people.
How will people be chosen for a spot in the building?
LifeMoves has not yet finalized exactly what rules will be implemented. Harsher rules often turn people away from participating. Some facilities have curfews, sobriety tests, and mandatory group activities. All residents will require to follow the law inside and outside of the facility.
What are the requirements for residents in the program?
Due to residents having access to private space, showers, and clean clothes, visible homelessness will go down. Because children are included, there cannot be any people with sexual offenses housed in the building. LifeMoves will have 24/7 staff and security.
Will the neighborhood change? Will my kids be safe?
Unofficial petitions do not have a required number of signatures. They show support for the statement at the top of the page. Only decision makers will determine the weight of petitions when voting on the proposal.
How many signatures do we need to win?
Who else supports this project? Do external stakeholders agree?