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STANTON: Homekey Roomkey Motel Conversions

Jamboree’s proposed redevelopment of the Tahiti Motel and the Stanton Inn & Suites in the City of Stanton will transform two existing motels into 132 studios of permanent housing with services for vulnerable individuals, seniors, and veterans. As part of a coordinated effort between the City of Stanton and the County of Orange, Jamboree’s motel conversions of these existing properties are a pathway to immediately address housing the homeless or those at risk of homelessness who are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

A state investment of millions for City of Stanton

In the initial phase to convert these motels into supportive housing, Jamboree and American Family Housing will provide immediate housing with extensive supportive services for residents via funds secured through Homekey, a pool of $835 million created from the federal CARES Act coronavirus relief package. Administered by the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), these funds are to help local governments purchase hotels and motels to permanently house homeless individuals.

Cities and developers have to move swiftly on the program, as the CARES Act funds expire on December 31, 2020. As a result, Jamboree will work quickly to make necessary repairs and replace furnishings and systems at these properties. Onsite services will provide the health and stability necessary for formerly homeless residents to successfully live independently. The investment of millions of Homekey dollars will breathe new life and opportunity into this important corridor for the City of Stanton.

About Tahiti Motel

Located at 11850 Beach Boulevard with several local amenities nearby, the Tahiti Motel provides great development opportunities. But in its current condition of dilapidated buildings and overall poor property management, it’s created a draw for the homeless. That’s why city and county officials are working to reinvest in the neighborhood while also addressing the need for housing those experiencing homelessness.

Current long-term residents of the Tahiti Motel will be relocated. Jamboree will do immediate necessary repairs on the 60 rooms so that the motel’s two buildings can then be quickly re-occupied. Onsite property management and supportive services will be provided by American Family Housing, another local nonprofit serving Orange County since 1985. These onsite services will help to ensure the health and stability necessary for these formerly homeless residents to successfully live independently.

After receiving entitlements to operate as permanent housing and securing additional funding, Tahiti Motel will be fully developed into Permanent Supportive Housing and other building improvements will be made to keep the property well maintained for years to come.

About Stanton Inn & Suites

Located at 7161 Katella Avenue, this 72-room motel has been part of California’s Roomkey, a coordinated effort by state, local agencies, and community partners to secure 15,000 rooms in hotels and motels throughout the state. The goal was to get people experiencing homelessness into a space that allows for safe and supported isolation and quarantining early on during COVID-19.

The proposed redevelopment of this motel conversion will also include necessary repairs to the inn’s two buildings so that these rooms can be rapidly occupied and operated as immediate housing. Onsite property management and supportive services will be provided by American Family Housing. These onsite services will help to ensure the health and stability necessary for these formerly homeless residents to successfully live independently.

After receiving entitlements to operate as permanent housing and securing additional funding, Stanton Inn & Suites will be fully developed into Permanent Supportive Housing and other building improvements will be made to keep the property well maintained for years to come.

Are these more homeless shelters?

Jamboree’s motel conversions of Tahiti Motel and Stanton Inn & Suites will create homes, 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 or as long as they follow the community rules. There will be no onsite intake center for those experiencing homelessness.

The supportive housing Jamboree proposes at both 11850 Beach Boulevard and 7161 Katella Avenue combines affordable housing with onsite services for those 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 residents active, stable, and thriving in their local neighborhood.

Get the latest

Jamboree held an online neighborhood workshop on Thursday, November 5, 2020 to obtain input from the community on the proposed new developments. 

Want to catch up on the meeting?

What was discussed at the meeting?

  • Who is Jamboree?
  • What’s the concept for the development?
  • What’s involved in the proposed renovations?
  • What’s the approach to property management and resident services?
  • What criteria is used to qualify residents who will live here?
  • Other questions from the community.

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