The program is part of a countywide effort to provide a safe and stable home to the thousands of South Bay residents who need one.
The 56-unit site, formerly known as the Santa Clara Inn, is at 2188 The Alameda in San Jose. The former hotel has been renamed Casa de Novo to convey its transformation into a place where people have a new home and a fresh start.
Abode Services, a nonprofit organization that seeks to end homelessness, will provide housing, case management, and other social services to the long-term and short-term residents at Casa de Novo. Abode also will handle its daily property management, security, repairs, and maintenance.
Twenty-seven rooms at Casa de Novo will be set aside for long-term supportive housing for persons experiencing homelessness. The site’s other 29 rooms will continue to operate as a hotel and rent rooms by the day, but will focus on providing temporary supportive housing for patrons referred from the City of San Jose, the County of Santa Clara, agencies that serve homeless veterans, and nonprofit groups that assist individuals and families who are homeless.
"This partnership will help end homelessness for a number of the South Bay’s most vulnerable people, at a time when this is one of this area’s most pressing issues," Abode Services Executive Director Louis Chicoine said. "We believe everyone should have a home, especially in a region as prosperous as this one."
Abode Services, which has provided homes to more than 4,500 Bay Area adults and children since 2010, received the Santa Clara County CalWORKs Community Partner of the Year Award last November for helping low-income families receiving CalWORKs into housing.