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During the meeting, Sue Nix, the president of the Redwood Shores Community Association, said residents would have liked to have been engaged on the matter and raised concerns the neighborhood would not be fit for such a facility, a concern echoed by other residents during the supervisors’ meeting and a Redwood City Council meeting Nov. 9. “I know that there is a great need throughout California, San Mateo County very much included, as far as housing,” said Nix. “Redwood Shores is an area that unfortunately, [that doesn’t] have many services. … We get what we get when we get it.”
Community concerns emerged following an announcement the state had awarded the county a $33 million grant as part of its Project Homekey initiative. The $600 million program, which aims to provide permanent shelter to homeless residents or those at risk of becoming homelessness, evolved from the state’s COVID-driven Project Roomkey program. Throughout the pandemic, the county has regularly provided shelter to more than 180 unhoused residents, costing roughly $1 million per month. Project Homekey allows the county to purchase two hotels, TownePlace Suites Hotel in Redwood Shores and Pacific Inn along El Camino Real in Redwood City, which would make available 170 affordable housing units.
article date: 2020 11 13
posted: 2020-11-13 7:49:28
Tags: Bay Area
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