Sacramento hotel transformation latest step in addressing city homelessness

>> THANK YOU. SACRAMENTO’S VICE WILL — VICE MAYOR WILL OFFICIALLY OPEN THE DOORS OF THE CITY’S LATEST PROJECT TO CREATE HOUSING FOR THOSE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS. >> MIKE TESELLE TO SHOW OFF WHICH HOTEL HAS BEEN TRANSFORMED. >> IT IS NOT EVERY DAY THAT IN FRONT OF A FORMER HOTEL YOU SEE A BIG WHITE TENT, BUT THAT IS SIGNIFYING WHAT WILL HAPPEN LATER THIS MORNING. LET ME SHOW YOU WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT. THIS MORNING, SACRAMENTO’S VICE AND JAMBOREE HOUSING WILL PARTNER TO OPEN A FORMER HOTEL, THE STAY BRIDGE SUITES, AND TRANSFORM IT INTO THE VISTA NU EVA PROJECT FOR FAMILIES EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS. WHAT THEY HAVE DONE IN THREE MONTHS IS TRANSFORM THIS OLD HOTEL ONCE CATERING TO BUSINESS TRAVELERS TO A PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES 63 STUDIO APARTMENTS, 39 ONE BEDROOM APARTMENTS, 14 TWO-BEDROOM APARTMENTS, A COMMUNITY POOL, CENTRALIZED LAUNDRY AND A KITCHEN. AS IMPORTANTLY, THIS HOTEL CONVERSION ALSO WILL HAVE ON-SITE PROFESSIONALS FOCUSING — TO HELP THOSE STAYING HERE WITH CASE MANAGEMENT, LEARNING LIFE SKILLS, AND ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAMS. HERE IN THE PARKING LOT, AS THE SUN IS UP, YOU CAN SEE THE BIG WHITE TENT, WHERE BEGINNING AT 10:30, THERE WILL BE THIS CEREMONY THAT WILL OPEN THE DOORS TO THIS NEW PROJECT. AGAIN, THE LATEST STEP IN TRYING TO FIND HOUSING AND FILL THAT NEED FOR HOUSING FOR THOSE FAMILIES EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS.

Sacramento hotel transformation latest step in addressing city homelessness

Updated: 10:23 AM PDT Oct 13, 2022

A Natomas area hotel that once catered to business travelers has been transformed into the latest project aimed at addressing the immediate crisis of homelessness and the ongoing need for permanent housing solutions, according to Sacramento Vice Mayor Angelique Ashby. The Vista Nueva project was set to officially open during an event Thursday morning.In partnership with Jamboree Housing, this project transformed the previous Staybridge Extended Stay Hotel into new supportive housing for families and others experiencing homelessness.”We were able to get this work done in roughly three months. These guys did an amazing job,” said Marc Mastroianni, Jamboree’s General Superintendent.The transformed four-story hotel includes:63 studios, 39 one-bedroom apartments and 14 two-bedroom apartmentsOnsite case management, life skills and adult education Community pool, laundry facilities”The supportive housing with services that jamboree will bring to this hotel conversion will enhance the quality o f life for the entire Natomas neighborhood by bringing neighbors from homelessness into housing,” read an online statement from Jamboree Housing. “Along with a permanent home, these residents will have onsite access to trained professionals who can provide services and support … that will keep them active, stable, and thriving in their local neighborhood.”The primary source of funding is Gov. Newsom’s Project Homekey.

A Natomas area hotel that once catered to business travelers has been transformed into the latest project aimed at addressing the immediate crisis of homelessness and the ongoing need for permanent housing solutions, according to Sacramento Vice Mayor Angelique Ashby.

The Vista Nueva project was set to officially open during an event Thursday morning.

In partnership with Jamboree Housing, this project transformed the previous Staybridge Extended Stay Hotel into new supportive housing for families and others experiencing homelessness.

“We were able to get this work done in roughly three months. These guys did an amazing job,” said Marc Mastroianni, Jamboree’s General Superintendent.

The transformed four-story hotel includes:

  • 63 studios, 39 one-bedroom apartments and 14 two-bedroom apartments
  • Onsite case management, life skills and adult education
  • Community pool, laundry facilities

“The supportive housing with services that Jamboree will bring to this hotel conversion will enhance the quality of life for the entire Natomas neighborhood by bringing neighbors from homelessness into housing,” read an online statement from Jamboree Housing. “Along with a permanent home, these residents will have onsite access to trained professionals who can provide services and support … that will keep them active, stable, and thriving in their local neighborhood.”

The primary source of funding is Gov. Newsom’s Project Homekey.

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