County of Santa Clara Approves Renovation of Mountain View Hotel for New Affordable Housing

The project will convert the Crestview Hotel into affordable units with supportive services for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF.— The County of Santa Clara on Tuesday greenlighted the latest approvals for a new project to quickly renovate and convert a Mountain View hotel into critical affordable housing for at-risk and vulnerable residents, including unhoused youth aging out of the foster care system. The County, in partnership with the City of Mountain View and supported by funds from the State’s Homekey program, will rehabilitate the Crestview Hotel located at 901 and 903 E. El Camino Real in Mountain View. The renovation will help meet immediate housing needs in Santa Clara County.

“I’m really pleased to see the progress we’re making on affordable housing for families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, and for young adults who are just coming out of foster care,” said County of Santa Clara Supervisor Joe Simitian. “Providing this kind of permanent housing is one of several measures the County is undertaking to help residents who are struggling, along with efforts to prevent folks from falling into homelessness in the first place, and to help them quickly get back into housing when they fall on hard times.”

“The conversion of the Crestview Hotel into permanent housing for families and youth is a great opportunity to help achieve the City of Mountain View’s ambitious housing goals,” said Mountain View Mayor Lucas Ramirez. “Once complete, the Crestview project will provide many vulnerable families a safe, secure and affordable place to call home.”

Crestview Hotel

The Crestview project will be funded by $7 million from the County administration, $5.3 million from the City of Mountain View, and a $16.6 million Homekey award. The County will work with the selected developer, Jamboree Housing Corporation, to convert the existing 67-room hotel into extremely affordable housing for previously homeless families and transition age youth, reflecting the regional and local focus of prioritizing housing opportunities for the community’s young adults and families.

“We must move quickly because each day on the streets is another day too many for our community members,” said Consuelo Hernández, Director of the County of Santa Clara Office of Supportive Housing. “These important partnerships with our local municipalities, coupled with critical state funds, are getting us closer to our goals of ending homelessness in Santa Clara County. Each new project means more people getting the services they need and getting on the path to a fresh start.”

The Crestview Hotel is located on East El Camino Real, a large commercial street that traverses Mountain View, Sunnyvale, and the City of Santa Clara. It has easy access to public transportation and is within walking distance of a full-service grocery store, pharmacy, and other services and amenities. Extensive community outreach was conducted last year, and a meeting was held in May to share the latest project updates. More opportunities will be available in the coming months to participate in the conversations. Interested members of the community can learn more on the Crestview Hotel project website.

These new affordable units at Crestview will add to the City’s housing opportunities and countywide efforts to quickly get all community members off the streets. Read more about these strategies in the 2020-2025 Community Plan to End Homelessness, which has been endorsed by the City of Mountain View.

 

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ABOUT THE CITY OF MOUNTAIN VIEW

Located between the Santa Cruz Mountains and San Francisco Bay, Mountain View is a diverse community with an estimated population of 83,864. Mountain View covers just over 12 square miles, featuring over 1,000 acres of park and wildlife areas including the 750-acre wildlife and recreation area called Shoreline at Mountain View. In the heart of Silicon Valley, Mountain View is home to a vibrant downtown and headquarters to many nationally and internationally known corporations including Google, LinkedIn, Intuit and NASA’s Ames Research Center. For more information, visit MountainView.gov.

ABOUT THE COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA 

The County of Santa Clara government serves a diverse, multi-cultural population of 1.9 million residents in Santa Clara County, California, making it more populous than 14 states in the U.S. Santa Clara County is home to the second largest population of Vietnamese residents outside of Viet Nam. The County provides essential services to its residents, including public health protection, environmental stewardship, medical services through the County of Santa Clara Health System, child and adult protection services, homelessness prevention and solutions, roads, park services, libraries, emergency response to disasters, protection of minority communities and those under threat, access to a fair criminal justice system, and many other public benefits.

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Media Contact: María Leticia Gómez / Quan Vu,  Office of Communications and Public Affairs, (408) 299-5119, [email protected]; Lenka Wright, City of Mountain View, (650)903-6615, [email protected]

 

Posted: June 7, 2022

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