Jamboree’s proposed community at 18431 Beach Blvd will be affordable housing for seniors, some of Huntington Beach’s most vulnerable residents. In partnership with the City of Huntington Beach, the new construction project will feature 42 apartments of permanent housing with services for both low-income and formerly homeless seniors.
Located near the 5 Points area where Main Street meets Beach Boulevard, the architectural design of the property will integrate with the fabric of the surrounding community while also minimizing the impact of traffic on Main Street. Plans for common areas will include leasing offices, services and other amenity space, as well as an outdoor courtyard. Onsite parking will be available for residents, onsite staff, and guests and property entry points are designed to minimize traffic impact on Main Street.
While Mercy Housing Living Centers is slated to soon open a homeless shelter at 17631 Cameron Lane and 17642 Beach Boulevard in Huntington Beach, Jamboree's proposed development at 18431 Beach Boulevard is Permanent Supportive Housing with robust supportive and resident services as well as onsite property management for vulnerable Huntington Beach seniors.
Jamboree’s development at 18431 Beach Boulevard is not a shelter. Unlike homeless shelters, residents in permanent supportive housing do not have to leave their apartment every day and return at night nor do they have to move out after a brief stay.
Individuals must qualify for this specific housing and are referred to the property from the Orange County Health Care Agency. Once residents sign an apartment lease, they may remain in their apartment long-term if they follow the community rules. A preference will be given for Huntington Beach residents who qualify – both low-income seniors and those seniors who are coming from homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless. There will be no onsite intake center for those experiencing homelessness, and no walk-in services will be available.
The supportive housing Jamboree proposes at 18431 Beach Boulevard combines affordable housing with onsite services for seniors with disabilities and a history of homelessness. This type of housing enhances the quality of life for the entire neighborhood by bringing neighbors from homelessness into housing with onsite access to trained professionals who can provide services and support – including case management, life skills education, and opportunities for social connectedness and meaningful activities. The goal is long-term housing stability to keep these seniors active, stable, and thriving in their local neighborhood.
For Jamboree, input from community neighbors and stakeholders is a critical step in developing affordable housing. For the City of Huntington Beach, it’s important to approve and move forward with developments like this permanent housing for vulnerable seniors to demonstrate that local control and community input can produce quality, affordable housing while also maintaining compliance with state laws. To learn more about affordable housing, see our frequently asked questions in Affordable Housing 411.
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