21 New Homes Coming Through State Homekey Program

November 19th, 2020

Operation Dignity is thrilled to announce that, in partnership with the City of Oakland and housing developer Danco, we have been awarded a Homekey grant from the State of California’s Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). 

With this grant, our collaboration will turn a former hotel in the Temescal district into 21 new units of housing for low-income people, particularly veterans, who are homeless and impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. 

HCD describes Homekey as “California’s innovative $600 million program to purchase and rehabilitate housing, including hotels, motels, vacant apartment buildings and other properties, and convert them into permanent, long-term housing for people experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness.” 

“We see every day what finding permanent housing means to people who have been homeless – it’s life-changing,” said Operation Dignity’s Executive Director, Marguerite Bachand. “Knowing that this partnership with Danco and the City will create 21 new homes for people here in Oakland is incredibly exciting.”

Read more about Inn at Temescal and other Oakland Homekey projects here.