Palo Alto Transitional Housing

State Funds Project Homekey Palo Alto

LifeMoves and the City of Palo Alto move forward with transitional housing project

Palo Alto Community Fund is thrilled to share that longtime nonprofit partner and Dave Mitchell Impact Grantee, LifeMoves, in partnership with the City of Palo Alto, has been awarded $26.6 million in State funding to expand services for the unhoused in Palo Alto through an innovative transitional housing facility which includes wraparound services.

Located at 1237 San Antonio Road in Palo Alto near the Palo Alto Baylands, Homekey Palo Alto will provide a dignified transitional step for unhoused residents on the path to stable housing. LifeMoves will develop this interim housing shelter with 64 individual units and 24 family units—supported by comprehensive on-site services. The State grant award is a part of a California wide effort to sustain and rapidly expand housing for those currently homeless or at risk of homelessness.

PACF is honored to be a part of this journey with LifeMoves through a $100,000 Dave Mitchell Impact Grant. In December 2021, PACF committed this grant, pending State project approval, in support of Homekey Palo Alto as part of the City of Palo Alto/LifeMoves application for State Homekey funding.

This landmark project is made possible through public-private partnership. In addition to the State of California Homekey Program, the County of Santa Clara and the City of Palo Alto, local private contributions have been made by the Palo Alto Community Fund, Sobrato Philanthropies, Valhalla Foundation, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation, and a growing number of private donors.

Slated for completion in late summer 2023, Homekey Palo Alto will be operated by LifeMoves, which will provide intensive, customized case management for clients including counseling, employment, and housing search services with the goal of paving a dignified path to self-sufficiency.

Thank you for your continued support and dedication to giving where you live.

Read the full press release here.