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County of Orange awarded over $6 million in funding for second project submitted in Round Two of State Homekey program

The County of Orange (County) has been awarded $6,070,000 in funding under Round Two of the State Homekey program to acquire the former Riviera Motel in Stanton.

The County submitted the application for the motel conversion project as co-applicants with the Jamboree Housing Corporation (Jamboree) and in partnership with the City of Stanton. Jamboree is also the co-applicant and developer on two Homekey projects awarded funding from Round One.

Located at 11892 Beach Boulevard in Stanton, Riviera Motel involves the rehabilitation and adaptive re-use of a 21-room motel into Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH). 20 PSH units will target individuals who are at-risk of homelessness, homeless, or chronically homeless earning no more than 30% of the Area Median Income (AMI) including 9 units set aside for individuals meeting the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) eligibility criteria and 10 units for veterans. One manager’s unit will be provided onsite. The Riviera Motel will share a courtyard and amenities with the Tahiti Apartment Homes, formerly known as The Tahiti Motel, which received funding under Round One of the State Homekey program.

This project is the second awarded of the three the County of Orange applied for in Round Two of the State Homekey program, with HB Oasis being the first. If awarded all three, a total of 122 new affordable homes will be created for people experiencing homelessness who have been impacted by COVID-19 in Orange County. This will be in addition to the 132 units created from The Tahiti Motel and Stanton Inn and Suites projects awarded in Round One of the Homekey program.

In Round One of the State Homekey program, the County of Orange and Jamboree Housing Corporation were awarded a total of approximately $23.1 million in funding as co-applicants in partnership with the City of Stanton for the Tahiti Motel and Stanton Inn and Suites applications.

This article was released by the Orange County Community Resources.