Homekey: Shores Landing
Using funding from the State's Project Homekey, the County acquired this 95-room former Marriott TownePlace Suites hotel in the Redwood Shores neighborhood of Redwood City. This site is now known as Shores Landing.
Project Homekey is a program by the State of California that provides local governmental agencies with funds to purchase and rehabilitate housing – such as hotels, motels, vacant apartment buildings and other properties – and convert them into permanent, long-term housing for people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. On June 30, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the launch of Project Homekey to protect vulnerable Californians from the COVID-19 pandemic. The governor has made funding available for counties to collaborate with the state to acquire and rehabilitate various housing options and to provide supportive services. Funding for the program comes from the State’s allocation of federal Coronavirus Aid Relief Funds and the state’s General Fund.