Interim Housing at 1185 Pedro Street
Interim housing programs, like Pedro Street, assist homeless men and women enrolled in supportive housing programs, but who are still in the process of finding an apartment to rent or who are waiting for a new supportive housing unit to finish construction. While the County’s goal is to permanently house each person as quickly as possible, some supportive housing program participants are unable to move into permanent housing for months. For example, approximately 65 percent of permanent supportive housing program enrollees spend more than 60 days searching or waiting for permanent housing. Interim housing programs provide individuals and families with a safe, clean, and comfortable place to reside until they can move into their permanent home.
In addition to reducing unsheltered homelessness and helping individuals meet their basic needs, Pedro Street will help residents more easily access medical and social services that would improve their health and improve their housing stability and quality of life once they move into permanent housing.
Pedro Street Operating Procedures
This Draft Operating Plan is intended to be an extension of the standard operating practices to the Property Operations Plan.
- 80 people enrolled in permanent supportive housing who need a temporary place to stay until their long-term home is ready
- Professional Property Management
- Supportive Services, including wellness coordinators
- On site activities for residents
- Staffed 24/7
Community Advisory Committee
Abode Services in conjunction with the County’s Office of Supportive Housing will form a Community Advisory Committee. The CAC will be made up of engaged stakeholders such as neighbors, local business owners, and partner agencies. That CAC will meet Quarterly to review the Pedro Street operations and provide input and feedback from an external perspective to help inform program practices and consider the impact made on the surrounding community. CAC meetings will be held quarterly at 6:00 p.m. on the 3rd Thursday of the 3rd month of each quarter (March, June, September, December) unless holidays or major events conflict with that schedule.
The next CAC meeting will be held on June 16, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. (Note: This meeting date is different than the usual schedule due to a meeting conflict in the neighborhood)
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Prior Community Engagement Meetings
List of related contracts and agreements:
- Board of Supervisors Approved Legislative File
- Lease Agreement
- Property Management Agreement
- Sobrato Philanthropies Grant Agreement
- Destination Home Grant Agreement
- Santa Clara County Housing Authority Agreement for Services
If you are homeless and are seeking information on how to apply for affordable housing assistance, please visit the Office of Supportive Housing Solutions to Homelessness page for more information.
For information about Pedro Street day-to-day operations, including property management and supportive services, as well as tenant concerns, please contact John Harris, Pedro Street Program Manager, at (408) 767-1666,[email protected].
For information about site and land use and long-term operating strategy and policy, please contact the Office of Supportive Housing at (408) 278-6400 or [email protected] at (408) 299-5040
Pedro Street Apartments Frequently Asked Questions
Pedro Street Apartments in San José will offer a safe and stable home for approximately 81 formerly homeless neighbors.
Pedro Street Apartments has 73 single-room-occupancy (SRO) apartments, and eight one-bedroom apartments with private bathrooms, as well as a common kitchen, dining hall, recreation room, meeting room, and laundry facilities. The apartments are staffed 24/7, with more than 20 staff providing on-site security, property management, as well as medical, social and supportive services that help residents improve their health and quality of life.
Tenants will have their own apartment, sign leases, be subject to apartment community rules, and contribute a portion of their income to rent. The apartments will serve individuals formerly experiencing homelessness who are enrolled in a County program, providing an interim option (up to 24 months) as they wait to move into a soon-to-open affordable housing development or search for an apartment to rent.
Pedro Street Apartments replaces a currently vacant development that has sat empty for more than two years - and because the County is redeveloping an existing residential building, it can be brought on-line much more quickly and at a fraction of the cost of a new apartment building.
Pedro Street Apartments is leveraging more than $8 million in private funding, and significant federal and state grants to help the County pay for ongoing operations. Roughly 80 percent of operating expenses during the first 10 years will be covered by outside funding sources.